WWE: Seth Rollins Confirms Dealing with Serious Back Injury, Date for New Kurt Angle Doc., WrestleMania 40

Seth Rollins Confirms He’s Been Dealing with Serious Back Injury

Monday’s WWE RAW show in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada featured a video promo segment by Shinsuke Nakamura who claimed that Seth Rollins has been dealing with a hidden serious back-related injury for the past several years.

In a follow-up backstage interview segment on the show, Rollins confirmed what Nakamura had said was true. Rollins stated that he has been dealing with two fractures in his lumbar spine for the past four years and his injury situation has gotten worse over time. Rollins also stated that he is not sure how long he will be able to compete at his current level.

In an interview with the Impaulsive podcast this past July, Rollins had revealed that he has been dealing with stress fractures in his lower back since 2019 and has been putting off having surgery for it.

WWE Reveals Premiere Date for New Kurt Angle Documentary of Peacock

During Monday’s WWE RAW show in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, WWE aired a trailer for the upcoming new documentary based on WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.

It was announced that this upcoming documentary is titled Angle and will premiere on Peacock on September 3rd.

WWE Touts Record Breaking Success of WrestleMania 40’s First Day Tickets Sales

As noted before, tickets for next year’s WWE WrestleMania 40 officially went on sale this past Friday and quickly managed to set a new all-time record for largest live gate revenue for a WWE event in company history.

WWE recently released an official press release confirming the record-breaking success of their upcoming WrestleMania 40 event on April 6-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Official press release:

WrestleMania 40 Breaks WWE® All-Time Gate Record in One Day


WrestleMania 40 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Sells More than 90,000 Tickets and Surpasses the WrestleMania 39 Total Gross of $21.6 Million

STAMFORD, Conn. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 40 broke the company’s all-time gate record in one day. The previous total gross record – $21.6 million – was set earlier this year at WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
WrestleMania 40, which takes place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, sold more than 90,000 tickets when it went on sale last Friday.

The record gate comes on the heels of unprecedented ticket sales demand for WWE in 2023, which to date has produced the highest-grossing gates of all-time for premium live events such as SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Money In The Bank. SummerSlam, which emanated from Ford Field in Detroit earlier this month, generated a record gate of $8.5 million, the largest gate for any non-WrestleMania event ever.

Additionally, On Location has sold more fan experience packages for WrestleMania 40 than all of WrestleMania 39 and broke the all-time revenue record for a single WWE event for fan experience packages.
Limited tickets for WrestleMania 40 are still available via https://www.ticketmaster.com/. In addition, limited exclusive ticket packages are available for WrestleMania 40 via On Location. WrestleMania 40 Priority Passes offer the WWE Universe the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and more.