Seth Rollins injured, out 6-9 months; WWE to crown new champion at Survivor Series

The WWE will be crowning a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series after current champion Seth Rollins suffered a knee injury during a match against Kane at a WWE Live Event in Ireland Wednesday night.

ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman, a former WWE commentator that still has a close relationship with the company, reported that Rollins had torn his ACL, MCL, and meniscus in his right knee. The injury will take at least six months to heal.

BREAKING: Last night in Dublin, IRL, @WWE Champion @WWERollins suffered right ACL/MCL/medial meniscus tears; out 6-9 months.

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) November 5, 2015

A look at how @WWERollins tore ACL/MCL/medial meniscus

Our 6-9 months, @WWE holding tournament at #SurvivorSeries

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) November 5, 2015

He also reported, which was later confirmed by WWE, that a tournament would be held at Survivor Series to crown a new champion. Rollins was originally scheduled to face former SHIELD partner Roman Reigns in a one-on-one match for the championship.

.@WWE to hold tournament at #SurvivorSeries to crown a new #WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) November 5, 2015

The WWE is surely going to be hurting for main event guys now that Rollins is out. It was reported on Monday that Randy Orton would need surgery for a torn rotator cuff and John Cena is rumored to be taking some time off.

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