On the latest episode of his podcast, Eric Bischoff commented on Seth Rollins' knee injury, suffered on Monday night on Raw.
One of the biggest tragedies of the situation, in Bischoff's eyes. is that Seth might miss WrestleMania for the second year in a row.
“I feel bad for Seth. I can only imagine, especially in today’s environment, getting that opportunity to step on that main stage. At the biggest show on Earth in this industry and probably others. To lose that opportunity so close to the date has to be emotionally devastating. I never met Seth Rollins but I feel for him. I hope he does the work, keeps his chin up and comes back and proves that third time is a charm.”
There might be a silver lining, though. Bischoff believes this could be looked at as an opportunity for other talents to step up into that slot, and for the creative team to come up with something inspired under pressure.
“I think the opportunity that it creates as much for other performers in the WWE that are going to have to step in to that slot is the opportunity for the writers to really get their heads together and put as much pressure on themselves as some of talent feels some times to come up with a story and an angle that allows that transition to be as seamless as possible. If I was a fly and could pick my wall that would be the wall I would want to be on. The one where I could watch the writers work their way around that. That’s when injuries bring out the best or the worst on the creative team.”
The injury was revealed to be a torn MCL, with a recovery time of about 8 weeks. WrestleMania is 8-and-a-half weeks away.
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