WWE News: Seth Rollins admits that his knee hasn't fully healed, days before WrestleMania 33
What’s the story?
Seth Rollins, former-WWE World Heavyweight champion, spoke to WWE.com and told them that his knee is not at 100-percent, just days before WrestleMania 33.
In case you didn’t know...
The Architect of the Shield is dealing with yet another knee injury. What makes matters worse is the fact that it’s not even his first one since 2015.
At a house show in late-2015, Rollins did significant damage to his knee, rendering him unable to compete at WrestleMania 32. Any ailment is bad for a WWE Superstar’s career, but Rollins had it differently.
Once on top of the WWE landscape as the company’s top heel, he had to go for rehabilitation, instead of being in the WWE ring.
After healing, months went by with a resurgence. He even fought for the WWE Universal title in its inaugural match. Several months later, Rollins got injured again at the hands of Samoa Joe.
The heart of the matter
While Rollins continues to push harder so he can participate at WrestleMania, WWE.com stopped by during his CrossFit training to interview him and he did admit that his knee isn’t in great condition.
Here’s what Rollins had to say:
“Sunday’s the biggest night of my career, so I got to make sure my knee’s ready.
More importantly, I got to make sure my heart’s ready. The knee feels pretty good. All things considered, it’s not 100-percent. I know Triple H is going to be coming for it on Sunday.
There’s really no ifs, ands or buts about that,” said Rollins.
It will be very interesting to see how they work Rollins during his WrestleMania “non-sanctioned” match. He’s clearly not ready to wrestle a full match. Since he’s pushing himself even harder to return, it won’t get any better.
If it were me in his place, and it’s easy to say this since I’m not wrestling at WrestleMania, I wouldn’t be competing. Rollins came back too quickly from his first injury and isn’t going to make his knee better by rushing back into things again.
Tears in the knee are nothing to take lightly. Even at his level of athletic prowess, it’s still not wise to do what he’s doing. Unless he changes his wrestling style, there will be nothing but risk each time he enters a WWE ring.
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