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Rollins suffers ACL tear, to vacate WWE title

By Ivan Saldajeno
DUBLIN--Colby Lopez, better known as Seth Rollins, suffered tears on multiple knee ligaments after an awkward landing during a match at a WWE house show on Thursday (Philippine Time).

The current WWE world heavyweight champion snapped his leg while trying to stop a counter by Glenn "Kane" Jacobs at the top rope.

Despite already injuring his knee, Rollins, who was booked to beat Kane in a No Holds Barred match, continued on and took the victory as planned by the creative team.

However, Rollins had to be carried out of the arena following the contest.

ESPN anchor Jonathan Coachman, who was a commentator for the WWE before taking on his current role, confirmed on Twitter early Friday that Rollins had tears on his left ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus. Coachman added that Rollins will be sidelined for six to nine months.

In line with the injury report, Coachman further said that Rollins will have to relinquish his WWE belt.

The title will be on the line in a tournament at the Survivor Series dated on Nov. 23 (Philippine Time), which will be further detailed by the wrestling outfit as per its official statement.

However, expected to headline the said tournament is Joe "Roman Reigns" Anoa'i, who was supposed to take on Rollins in a one-on-one match-up at Survivor Series.

Here is a video of how Rollins injured his knee against Kane.
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