The worst-case scenario for WWE and Seth Rollins was realized on Thursday as the 29-year-old is expected to be out of action for six to nine months after suffering a major knee injury on Wednesday at a live event in Dublin, Ireland.
With John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and Nikki Bella among the major stars on hiatus for various reasons at the moment, the timing of this injury could not be worse. One WWE source noted to F4WOnline.com that some phone calls are likely already being made to some ‘very big names.’
Here is the complete list of WWE Superstars who are sidelined due to injury.
Alex Riley: Suffered a knee injury in May. No timetable for his return.
Daniel Bryan: Inactive due to a concussion-related injury in April. Out indefinitely/awaiting WWE clearance.
Goldust: Suffered a shoulder injury in May. Advertised to return to the ring in December.
Hideo Itami: Suffered a shoulder injury in May. Out six to eight months.
Lana: Suffered a broken wrist in September. Out four months.
Nikki Bella: Recently suffered a neck/back (bulging disc) injury. No official timetable for her return.
Randy Orton: Recently suffered a dislocated shoulder. Out four to six months.
Rusev: Recently suffered a ruptured bicep. Out three to four weeks.
Sami Zayn: Suffered a shoulder injury in May. Out six to eight months.
Seth Rollins: Torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. Out six to nine months.
Sting: Sustained a serious neck injury in September. No timetable for his return.
Tyson Kidd: Suffered a career threatening spinal cord injury in June. Out indefinitely.
– When Kalisto debuted on UpUpDownDown (under the nickname of Superman), he lost a Gamer Gauntlet Ping Pong Tournament. His punishment for losing? Downing some of the brutal Flash Bang Hot Sauce.
– The Boogeyman revealed on Twitter that he has signed a WWE Legends contract.
Now 51-years-old, The Boogeyman, whose real name is Martin Wright, appeared for WWE from 2005 to 2009. He was last seen in a WWE ring in the 2015 Royal Rumble Match, where he appeared as a surprise entrant. He had a stare down with Bray Wyatt before being quickly eliminated by “The Eater of Worlds.” He also made brief appearances on episodes of the WWE Network show Swerved over the summer. He still wrestles, but only on occasion. He mostly appears in non-wrestling roles at independent events throughout the United States.
Guess who, just signed a WWE SUPERSTAR Legends Contract…Never Give Up..Thank U Vince..Cmin2getcha! pic.twitter.com/poQ9ci7V1g
— BOOGEYMAN (@realboogey) November 6, 2015