Dutch Mantell, a former WWE manager, has recently shared his insights on the potential implications of Seth Rollins' injury for another prominent wrestling figure, CM Punk. This development comes in the wake of Rollins sustaining a knee injury during his World Heavyweight Championship match against Jinder Mahal on RAW.
Reports from Fightful Select have indicated that Rollins suffered a torn MCL and a partially torn meniscus. In a recent episode of Smack Talk, Mantell discussed the scenario where Seth Rollins might have to relinquish his title due to the injury.
He speculated that this situation could pave the way for the Royal Rumble winner to claim the World Heavyweight Championship. Mantell specifically pointed to CM Punk as a likely beneficiary, suggesting that Punk could emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble and subsequently headline WrestleMania as the champion.
This, Mantell believes, could be a serendipitous twist, surpassing the original plans for the event.
Mantell Discusses CM Punk
Mantell commented, "It is an interesting development. CM Punk gets his spot that he always wanted and he can be a champion at WrestleMania.
Then address it after that. Sometimes things happen for a reason, I'm not saying this is a good reason. But it makes you attack the problem from a different angle. But it could be better than what the original plan was. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Isn't that what they say?" Both CM Punk and Seth Rollins are scheduled to appear on the upcoming episode of Monday Night RAW. Rollins, in particular, is set to open the show, where he is expected to address the audience about his future in the wake of his injury.
This upcoming episode promises to be a pivotal one, as it may shed light on the future course of events and the possible reshuffling of storylines leading up to WrestleMania. As fans and enthusiasts eagerly await the next developments, the wrestling community is abuzz with speculation and anticipation.
The unfolding scenarios demonstrate the dynamic nature of professional wrestling, where unforeseen events often lead to exciting and unexpected storylines.