- As noted, the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion will kick off on tonight's taped WWE RAW from Manchester, England. The tournament will continue on SmackDown and crown a new champion at the Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 22nd. WWE posted this teaser for RAW:
Two nights after the anticipated WWE World Heavyweight Championship clash between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins was made official for Survivor Series, The Architect tore his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus and, as first reported by ESPN, Rollins will be out of action for six to nine months.
As a result, a tournament will begin tonight, and continue on SmackDown, to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series. Who will compete for the illustrious prize? Will Roman Reigns, who earned the right to challenge Rollins two weeks ago on Raw, once again claw his way to the title that has eluded him since WrestleMania? Expect more news on Survivor Series' tournament to determine a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion on Raw.