When Seth Rollins tore his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus during a WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland this past November, he was projected to miss six to nine months of action.
Well, if the early side of that projection comes to fruition, could we see the former WWE World Heavyweight champion make a comeback as soon as next month? Hey, from the looks of this Rollins workout video, which WWE uploaded onto its YouTube account Friday, it could be a possibility.
The footage shows the Architect’s intense workout regimen, with absolutely no signs of his injury suffered just over five months ago. Although it’s a different story wrestling, especially considering the dynamic ring style of Rollins, this video is definitely encouraging for the WWE Universe to see.
If Rollins makes a return as soon as next month, he could potentially put former Shield teammate and current WWE World Heavyweight champ Roman Reigns in his crosshairs to get back what’s rightfully his. Remember, Rollins never lost his title. He had to relinquish it upon being injured in November.
If the long end of that projected return — nine months — comes to fruition, then Rollins could make his return for SummerSlam, which is sure to be rocking with the pay-per-view event being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 21.
Either scenario sounds like a win-win situation for Rollins and WWE. However, if Rollins can return sooner rather than later, it would seemingly give WWE a great way to cover in the case that Bray Wyatt’s injury has him missing time from the ring.
Late Wednesday, WWE.com reported that the “New Face of Fear” suffered a right calf injury during the company’s first live event of its European tour in Milan, Italy. The extent of the injury isn’t currently known, but we do know that Wyatt was being positioned to have some role with Reigns, as Bray teamed with the new champ during this past Monday Night Raw to take on the League of Nations’ Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
While we will see what transpires, there’s no doubt that Rollins’ return — whether sooner or later — could generate some great heat with Reigns.