Fans Working Selves Into Shoot Over New Seth Rollins Knee Injury That Could Threaten Wrestlemania Plans

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Last year, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins was forced to miss Wrestlemania due to a freak knee injury sustained at an untelevised show that also forced him to surrender the WWE Championship. It looks like history could repeat itself. On Monday, Rollins was attacked by a debuting Samoa Joe as part of a storyline believed to lead to a match between Rollins and HHH at this year's Wrestlemania. During the beatdown, Rollins appears to have reinjured his knee, as various wrestling dirt sheets are reporting that Rollins is in Alabama today having his knee examined to determine the severity of the injury.

It's possible that Rollins' knee became injured around timestamp 3:21 in the video above, as Samoa Joe takes Rollins down for the Coquina Clutch and Rollins' right knee is twisted as his foot remains planted firmly on the ground throughout the takedown.

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Of course, there are some who believe the injury is a "work," that is, faked as part of a storyline. As evidence, they point to Samoa Joe's response to the injury on Twitter:

However, it isn't uncommon for wrestlers to make use of real-life events in storylines. In fact, earlier this month, Jerry "The King" Lawler used a very real heart attack he suffered on live television as part of a storyline with Dolph Ziggler.

Rollins himself insists the injury is real on Twitter:

Meanwhile, fans, facing the reality that one of the few Wrestlemania matches likely to have been worth watching may not be able to happen. Instead, they could be stuck with Roman Reigns vs. a geriatric Undertaker, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg, and Big Show vs. Shaq. Unable to deal with these emotions, some fans have been blasting Samoa Joe on Twitter, but Joe is unphased:

When all is said and done, it might not be Samoa Joe or Seth Rollins' fault, no matter what Bret Hart might say about it, that Crossfit Jesus could miss Wrestlemania for a second year in a row. In fact, it could be crossfit itself, an exercise cult of which Seth Rollins and comic book writer Brian Wood are both members, that led to the injury, as the discipline is known for being bad for joints. Thankfully, we here at Bleeding Cool don't exercise at all, in order to prevent the possibility of injury.

We'll update you when we learn more about this developing situation.

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