As all wrestling fans are surely aware, a recent knee injury has put WWE Superstar Seth Rollins’ status for WrestleMania 33 in serious jeopardy. That injury was reportedly an MCL tear and would knock him out eight weeks, which means he could return just betore the company’s biggest show, set for April 2.
If not, Rollins would be far from the first superstar to miss WrestleMania due to injury, which isn’t surprising given the hard-hitting nature of professional wrestling. Here are five other times stars missed the top event for medical reasons.
Seth Rollins and Randy Orton (WrestleMania 32)
This one is cheating a little bit, but the connections here are interesting. At WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins and Randy Orton put on a memorable match, as Orton countered a Curb Stomp to hit Rollins with a jaw-dropping RKO and gain the victory.
Of course, later that night, Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but that reign ended when Rollins suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of action for several months that included WrestleMania 32. Orton also missed WrestleMania 32 after suffering a shoulder injury, but he’s headed for the main event this year after winning the Royal Rumble.