1705788379 Backstage update on WWE39s reported WrestleMania 2024 plans for Seth

Backstage update on WWE's reported WrestleMania 2024 plans for Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins looks ahead

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Seth Rollins suffered a significant setback on his road to WWE WrestleMania 40 when it was revealed that he had suffered a torn ACL and a partial torn meniscus following his WWE World Heavyweight Title defense on “Raw” last Monday night. Rollins is reportedly slated for a title defense against his real-life opponent CM Punk at the Show of Shows, and there were undoubtedly concerns about whether that would still be the case after last week. However, Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t WrestlingNews.co for the transcription) that the match will still take place as scheduled. However, plans may change depending on how severe Rollins' knee problems become in the future. The current situation has been described as “pending” and WWE has pulled its injured world champion from live events for the foreseeable future – ads suggest he has been replaced by Randy Orton – as a potential WrestleMania main event is now in jeopardy. There was no word on how long Rollins will be sidelined, and Meltzer added that it could come down to whether he opts for arthroscopic or invasive surgery, with the former clearing a return while the latter locks him in beyond Mania .

CM Punk and Seth Rollins have been destined to collide since the former returned to WWE at Survivor Series last November. With Rollins as WWE World Champion, Punk declared his participation in the Royal Rumble match later that month to secure his title shot at WrestleMania. Punk will compete with last year's winner Cody Rhodes, who is also pursuing a destiny for Roman Reigns' WWE Undisputed Universal Championship. So there's plenty of room for WWE to change if Seth Rollins vs. CM Punk is ruled out before April.