Update on Seth Rollins' Back Injury Ahead Of WrestleMania 35

All eyes are on Seth Rollins as he continues to recover from a nagging back injury ahead of WrestleMania 35, where he'll challenge Brock Lesnar for his Universal Championship.

The Architect has been injured for several weeks now, having not been at 100 percent even when he won the men's Royal Rumble match. Rollins last wrestled on the Jan. 28 episode of Monday Night Raw, defeating Dean Ambrose.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc.com), WWE officials hope that Rollins is going to be fully recovered and at "100 percent" when WrestleMania 35 takes place on Apr. 7.

It was also noted that though Rollins could wrestle if asked upon, the decision has been made to rest him up in order to be fully ready for the match with Lesnar. Rollins isn't on the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view card, and there's a good chance he doesn't wrestle at all before WrestleMania.

Rollins isn't the only WWE superstar that is currently dealing with an injury. Becky Lynch is nursing a knee problem, while AJ Styles has also been resting as he recovers from a sports hernia.


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Kevin Owens announced on this week's episode of Raw that he'll be returning in a month, though it wasn't mentioned which brand he'll be on. It's also been rumored that he could be added to the WrestleMania 35 card. So the good news is that it seems like many of the injured superstars will be ready to go for the big show in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Rollins has emerged as the new major babyface of Raw as Roman Reigns continues to deal with Leukemia, which will keep him out long-term. Thus, it's imperative that WWE takes every precaution necessary to ensure Rollins is healthy and good to go for WrestleMania.

What This Means

We probably shouldn't expect to see Rollins much - if at all- in the ring between now and WrestleMania. He's obviously not perfectly healthy, and WWE simply can't take any risks. Even if it makes the buildup less enticing, it doesn't make sense to have Rollins wrestle and put his body at risk.

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