Major Night Of Champions Changes Due To Roman Reigns

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Source: The Wrestling Observer

UPDATE x 3: WWE had two plans for Night of Champions ready to go before Roman Reigns’ hernia surgery. One of them didn’t feature Reigns wrestling in a match. As of this writing, a replacement hasn’t been announced for Reigns against Seth Rollins.

WWE is considering not having the match happen at all. However, something else could happen, including Dean Ambrose getting involved. Ambrose wrapped up filming on Lockdown last week and is expected to return to WWE any day now. It’s possible that return will come tomorrow night at Night of Champions and we’ll see Ambrose vs. Rollins.

Stay tuned as we hear more.

UPDATE x 2: WWE.com has updated their story on Roman Reigns, with quotes from Dr. Chris Amann regarding his condition. The update from the official WWE website reads as follows:

“I was in contact with both Roman and the surgeon who performed the operation in Nashville today. Roman had developed acute abdominal pain in his hotel room last night after his match,” Dr. Amann told WWE.com. “This wasn’t related to a specific injury that occurred in the ring. Roman has had a pre-existing hernia for some time, which unfortunately had become acutely painful, which led to him going to the emergency room in Nashville. He was found to have a large hernia that was unable to be reduced, which means pushed back into the abdominal cavity. As a result, it was necessary to perform an emergent operation to open up the hernia sac and try and push it back into the abdominal cavity.”

“At the time of the surgery, surgeons found a loop of small intestine was caught in the hernia sac, which would account for the pain and discomfort that Roman was having earlier in the evening,” Dr. Amann explained. “The surgeons released the hernia sac so the intestine could be pushed back into the abdominal cavity. Once they were satisfied blood supply had returned to the intestine after releasing the hernia, they went ahead and completed the procedure. A mesh was placed over where the hernia had occurred to prevent future occurrences.”

Now that the surgery has gone well, the clear next thought was when will the WWE Universe be able to see the powerhouse back in action.

“Roman has been transferred to the recovery room and is doing quite well. The plan is to keep him overnight, give him IV antibiotics to prevent infection and make sure the intestinal function returns to normal before discharging him from the hospital. If everything goes well, that should be tomorrow,” Dr. Amann said. “Most of the time, the recovery time for something like this in terms of returning to physical activity is between four and six weeks. This was a pretty significant hernia, so it will probably be closer to six weeks.”

WWE.com also asked Dr. Amann to elaborate on how this hernia differs from sports hernias, which sports fans know often lands top athletes on the injured list.

“This is a completely different type of hernia than sports hernia,” Dr. Amann said. “A sports hernia usually refers to a tear in the lower abdominal wall that attaches to the ligaments. That type of tear is typically occurs from repeated activity or sports. Roman had what’s called an inguinal hernia. It can sometimes come from sports, but sometimes people are born with these. It is treated differently than a sports hernia.”

UPDATE: Today at 2:31 PM ET, WWE ran a “Breaking News” update on the WWE Network, which interrupted Slam City. Scott Standford gave the update at the WWE Headquarters on how Roman Reigns is doing after surgery on his hernia. Stanford said that Reigns’ surgery was a success and he will remain overnight at the hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. As previously reported, he was pulled from WWE Night of Champions.

Dr. Christopher Amann was on the phone and said “fortunately, everything seems to be doing fine.” He added that Reigns was resting comfortably. When asked what caused the Hernia, Amann stressed that it didn’t happen in the ring and was a problem Reigns had been dealing with it. Reigns woke up this morning with severe abdominal pain that got worse, so he contacted the medical staff at WWE. He was told to go to the hospital. That’s when he found out it was an incarcerated hernia. That means the hernia had a bit of intestine wrapped around it, which required immediate surgery.

Reigns will be out at least four to six weeks, but it could take as long as three months. Amann added that Reigns physical condition won’t help him recover. He has to let his body and muscle heal before he can do anything physical. The doctors won’t let him return until he’s cleared.

ORIGINAL: The following is from WWE.com:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — WWE.com has learned Roman Reigns has been rushed to a Nashville, Tenn., hospital to undergo emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia. Reigns had been in Nashville to promote tomorrow’s Night of Champions event. His recovery time will be evaluated by the local surgeon and WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann following today’s operation. Check back with WWE.com for updates on Reigns’ condition.

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