Seth Rollins Injured; What Can WWE Do to Save the World Heavyweight Championship?

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus during the WWE overseas tour in Dublin, Ireland.

It is rumored that WWE plans called for Seth Rollins to lose to Roman Reigns at Survivor Series this month, but with the main event scrapped WWE has elected to hold a tournament at the 29th Survivor Series. Will WWE have the same result at the end of the night with Reigns winning it all?

Maybe, but let’s theorize who else may deserve to win the gold.

Dolph Ziggler – The crowd went NUTS when he won the title last time but his concussion shortly after getting the belt seems to have WWE hesitant on giving him the ball. It would be a great moment but one that seems unlikely given Ziggler’s current task of helping get Tyler Breeze FaceTime.

Sheamus – An extremely likely scenario, especially with the obvious chaos that WWE was hauled into with the injury to Rollins, is that Sheamus cashes in his Money in the Bank contract. A grueling tournament is an opportune time to strike if you want the champ at his weakest. Although if he has a calendar he can see next months and pay-per-view is TLC.

Kevin Owens – He beat John Cena in his first match. He holds the intercontinental title currently so WWE probably doesn’t want to put all their eggs in one basket but it wouldn’t be because Owens doesn’t absolutely deserve the honor. He has raised the bar since coming to the main roster and John Cena may have had some of his best matches ever with Owens. That’s saying something.

Bray Wyatt – 25 years ago the Undertaker debuted at Survivor Series, if WWE wants you to believe that Bray Wyatt is now a supernatural force akin to the deadman and Kane then you have the Wyatt family run the card on this event. Have the Brothers of Destruction lose to the family and have Bray make his way to the finals and spoil it for Reigns again. Unfortunately, Wyatt wasn’t included in the tournament won’t be the title picture for now…

Dean Ambrose – In my opinion, this is the best scenario and would make WWE the most money moving forward. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns begin the tournament in separate pools and the main event is Reigns vs a different member of the shield, Ambrose. The match is an absolute war with Ambrose knocking out reigns with the belt while the ref is distracted.

Who do you think will go the distance at Survivor Series? Let us know! 

Darcy Reddan
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