WWE.com cameras capture Seth Rollins leaving Raw after suffering an injury at the hands of Samoa Joe.
Seth Rollins’ right knee was re-injured during Samoa Joe’s ambush at the conclusion of this Monday’s Raw, WWE.com can now confirm. The attack occurred as Rollins was heading to the ring to finally confront Triple H, who cost The Architect a WWE Universal Championship opportunity back in August.
WWE.com cameras captured footage of Rollins leaving the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, Monday night, but no specific details on the former WWE Champion’s condition have been revealed. Rollins is set to be evaluated later this week.
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Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says he may have been banned from the building last night, but he is here tonight and he is live. Seth says he knows that Stephanie is back there. You wanted to come out first and call him out and scold him. Seth says princesses don’t always get what they want. He says to suck it up buttercup and come out to the ring. Stephanie McMahon comes out and she says she is out here to disappoint him on many different levels. Seth says it is just like you and your husband each night.
Stephanie says her husband is not here. Seth says if Hunter is not here tonight, he does not care about Stephanie. Seth asks Stephanie when will she let her coward of a husband off his leash. Stephanie says Triple H is afraid, afraid of what he is going to do to him. He is afraid that Seth is going to bring out that dark side. He is afraid of what he will do to his greatest creation. Stephanie says she told Hunter to stay away. Seth says if Stephanie wants us to believe her, she is delusional. Stephanie says that Seth was riding high with the Authority and then he turned his back. Who sat out Wrestlemania? Who was forced to sit out the Royal Rumble? She says that Seth should not be calling out her husband, you should be begging her for forgiveness and apologize to her, Hunter, and the people. Stephanie says the people do not deserve an apology, but she does.
Seth says Stephanie is the boss and he says he is sorry. He is sorry that he exposed her husband for the gutless snake he is. He is sorry that Hunter’s empire will go up in smoke. Seth says he went into Hunter’s house and ring. He called out Hunter but Hunter had security do his dirty work. Who is the man in the suit who stood out there? It was not the Game or the Cerebral Assassin. He is afraid. Seth says Hunter knows that Seth is the biggest challenge to his career. Seth says that everyone knows it, and with the way you look at him, you know it too Stephanie. Stephanie says that she looks at him with disgust. Her husband is a creator while you are an architect and you will be the architect of your own demise. Seth says he has nothing left to lose. If you think going to NXT is bad for business, what happens when he comes to the WWE Headquarters and goes to a corporate meeting. What happens when he goes to Stephanie’s door step and her daughters answer the door. This does not end until he slays the King. Stephanie says she lied. Hunter is on his way to this arena. He is coming and he is coming for Seth.
Seth Rollins is in the ring and he calls out Triple H. Seth says this is not a game. He says Hunter took his life from him and he tells him that he is not leaving until Hunter comes out. Hunter makes his way to the stage and Seth has taken off his sweatshirt and shirt. Hunter signals for security and they come out and Hunter goes to the back. Rollins knocks them off the apron and then connects with forearms and kicks. Seth leaves the ring and he heads up the ramp but security stops him.
Seth Rollins cannot wait for Triple H to return to WWE television – so that he can “put his foot in his mouth”.
Rollins and his former mentor have seemed on a collision course since Triple H dashed The Architect’s Universal Title hopes in August – The Game’s Pedigree on Rollins allowing Kevin Owens to bag the belt instead. Triple H has not appeared on Raw since but a clash with Rollins could be edging closer, with the 14-time world champion’s entrance music ringing out on Monday night and costing Rollins his spot in Sunday’s Royal Rumble. Speaking before his Rumble hopes eroded, Rollins goaded The Game – and said the two could meet at WWE’s biggest show, WrestleMania, in April.
“I’ve been trying to find [Triple H] for two or three months now and if he shows up it will give me the opportunity to put my foot in his mouth!” said the 30-year-old on a conference call. “I have been calling him out on television and social media and can’t seem to get anything from him, so maybe he is comfortable in his suit and sitting in his penthouse. Maybe The Game, The Cerebral Assassin, the guy that wielded the sledgehammer is done and gone – we’ll see if he is the man and if he has the cojones to answer me and protect his legacy.”
“One way or another I am going to get my hands on him – whether it’s in the ring, backstage or at WWE headquarters. I am going to find a way to make him pay for what he did to me. He deserves everything that comes to him and more and I would like a no disqualification match because I don’t want anyone telling me what I can and can’t do when it comes to getting revenge.There is some unfinished business and sooner or later we are going to get around to it – whether it’s at WrestleMania, before or after.”
Rollins returned to action last May, having spent six months on the sidelines with a torn ACL, MCL and medial meniscus that he suffered while wrestling at a house show in Dublin in November 2015. The former Ring of Honor star was WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the time of his injury – and he admits he wondered whether he would be able to reach the same level on his comeback.Rollins beat Roman Reigns to win the WWE Title in June, only for Dean Ambrose to pinch the strap minutes later after cashing in the Money in the Bank contract he had claimed earlier in the night. The Architect has since been unable to nab Raw’s Universal Championship, losing to Finn Balor and Kevin Owens, but is determined to earn the belt and, eventually, become a WWE great. “It was more than just a physical struggle, because getting to the gym and rehabbing is easy,” Rollins – who also held the United States Title in 2015 – said of his knee injury.