According to a July 14 tweet from Jon Alba, former Shield member, Seth Rollins, was legitimately injured during the WWE Monday Night Raw episode that was filmed July 14 in Richmond. Rollins, who recently made a heel turn by smashing Roman Reigns in the back with a steel chair, was competing in a six-man tag team match with Randy Orton and Kane, when he went down with what appeared to be a knee injury.
Rollins, Orton and Kane were battling Reigns and John Cena, when the former Shield standout went down with an injury at the midway mark of the match on WWE Monday Night Raw. The WWE hasn't made any official statement yet on what the actual injury is, or how long he's expected to be out for. The injury wasn't just part of the script, as the ref made an 'X' hand gesture to signify that someone in the match had been legitimately injured.
Rollins was immediately attended to by trainers on duty, and he was unable to continue in the WWE Monday Night Raw match. His injury appeared to stem from a high-flying move off one of the top ropes. If Rollins is out for an extended period of time, it would be devastating for the WWE. With former champion Daniel Bryan out for longer than expected due to neck surgery, Rollins was supposed to carry the torch as the face of the WWE.
Rollins had been promoted as one of the top heels in the WWE, ever since splitting up the Shield. If he's out for an extended period of time, the WWE would be left scrambling to rewrite the script for their future house shows. With Battleground coming up in just four days, it would be a tough pill for the WWE to swallow if Rollins is unable to compete.
When will Rollins return? At present time, not much is known about his situation. More details will likely leak in the days and weeks ahead, after Rollins has been looked at by medical staffers. Rollins became a worldwide superstar when he was part of The Shield tag-team supergroup, but he's been propelled to new heights since taking off as a singles star two months ago. He aligned himself with The Authority, and began to draw real heat from WWE Universe.
Rollins was expected to be appearing both at WWE Battleground and the upcoming SummerSlam special event. Knee injuries are notoriously tricky to deal with, so the WWE might have a real problem on their hands if he's unable to compete for those events. The hope is that Rollins will tweet about his situation to provide fans with more details on how his rehab is coming along. Rollins was supposed to battle Dean Ambrose at Battleground, but that bout looks to be in jeopardy.