Seth Rollins WrestleMania 40 Plans In Jeopardy: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins might just end up missing WrestleMania 40, which is set to take place on April 6th and 7th, 2024 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due to an injury.
Seth Rollins WrestleMania 40 Plans In Jeopardy
Rollins defended his world title against Jinder Mahal on the January 15 episode of Monday Night RAW. While he did successfully retain his title following a back-and-forth match, Seth looked in pain following the match and was helped to get backstage.
Since that day, Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio has reported that the 37-year-old superstar took an MRI of his left leg. While no one knows the extent of the injury at the moment, anything serious with a recovery time of 3 months or above could spell disaster for Seth Rollins and his WrestleMania plans.
If this is the case, it will not be the first WrestleMania that Seth Rollins will miss due to injury. Back in November 2015, Seth Rollins was the WWE Champion and tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus at a Live Event. He did not return to WWE TV till Extreme Rules in May 2016.
While no concrete plans for Rollins and his World Heavyweight Championship have been put in place, it is all but confirmed that he was set to go into a program with a returning CM Punk over the title at the Grandest Stage of Them All.
But if Seth will have to skip WrestleMania 40 due to injury, what will happen to the World Heavyweight Championship, and who will face CM Punk?
This is where Cody Rhodes enters the fray. The former AEW executive is currently expected to challenge Roman Reigns for his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship for a second year in a row and finally ‘Finish His Story’. But with The Rock returning to WWE and announcing his intentions to face Roman Reigns, Cody’s road to WrestleMania is too not paved.
Now, WWE has announced a confrontation between Cody Rhodes and CM Punk on the January 22 episode of RAW. With these two Superstars coming face to face, it might be WWE’s way to sow some seeds for a potential WrestleMania marquee match.
One thing is certain, if the Cody Rhodes vs CM Punk program goes through, we might end up seeing some of the greatest on-mic segments in WWE history, as both men are magicians with the stick in hand.