When it comes to Seth Rollins' recent knee injury, suffered at the hands of Samoa Joe last Monday Night on Raw, there's good news and bad news.
The good news: It's not nearly as serious as the injury to Rollins' same knee in November of 2015 which kept him out until late May of 2016.
The bad news: He still might miss WrestleMania for the second year in a row.
Rollins was evaluated by Doctors at the Andrews clinic yesterday and he is believed to have a torn MCL, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The prognosis is that he will be out for around 8 weeks.
WrestleMania is 8-and-a-half weeks away. The plan has always been for Rollins to face Triple H on the grandest stage of them all.
That's all in jeopardy now.
The Samoa Joe attack was a device to set up a match between him and Rollins at the FastLane PPV in Milwaukee on March 5. Who knows now what will happen with Joe? Plans for Mania are more up in the air than ever.
According to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE officials met yesterday to figure out the best course of action after Rollins' injury. It's not just a matter of removing the Triple H/Seth Rollins match from the card, apparently, because Hunter is very keen on wrestling in Orlando, where Hunter's baby NXT is based. Alvarez says that one possibility being floated would be building some kind of program between Triple H and Samoa Joe, though nothing has been decided yet. There was speculation earlier about the potential of a Samoa Joe/John Cena match, but that would require a move for Joe from Raw to Smackdown.