Seth Rollins might be the top man on Monday Night Raw, but his body is paying a heavy price.
Long before becoming World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins made his in-ring debut way back in 2004 and has been an ever-present on WWE television since debuting on the main roster in 2012. In the intervening years, Rollins wrestled all over the world and enjoyed a huge amount of success, notably in Ring of Honor.
Unsurprisingly, that near 20-year schedule has taken quite a toll on Rollins’ body. Aside from the injuries such as a torn ACL that have kept him out of action, The Visionary is pushing through a number of nagging issues.
During an appearance on Impaulsive with Logan Paul, Rollins revealed he’s struggling with knee and back issues, including “a couple of stress fractures.”
“I try to change my training up based on how I feel. There are constant injuries. My knee has been bugging me since before WrestleMania (39), I was having an issue with that. My neck acting up. My lower back has been at me since 2019, probably should get some surgery on that, but trying to just do whatever I can to make sure I don’t need it because I have a couple of stress fractures back there.
I tried some stem cells, I’ve done a couple of stem cell treatments. I found that they were temporarily helpful. I wasn’t taking time off. I wasn’t just idling while I was on the stem cells, I was still working pretty much a full time schedule with WWE. I found it temporarily helpful, but long-term it kind of faded off a little bit. I got maybe four or five months of ‘ooooh, okay.'”
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Despite the injury problems, Seth Rollins is pushing forward and heading towards another defence of his World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Although Rollins defeated Finn Balor at Money In The Bank, their rivalry has continued.
The pair clashed once more on the July 17th episode of Raw when Balor gatecrashed a backstage interview involving the champion.
H/t to Fightful