As we previously reported, WWE had two Night of Champions scripts in place prior to Roman Reigns undergoing hernia surgery, and one of the scripts did not have Reigns wrestling on the PPV at all.
Reigns’ condition, according to F4WOnline.com, is legitimate and very serious. While the surgery Reigns had was considered routine, the hernia, which Reigns could have developed at birth, could have become life threatening if it was not tended to surgically.
As a result of Reigns’ surgery, WWE has been re-writing what was said to be about three days worth of TV before Sunday afternoon.
With regards to the WWE Network coverage of Reigns, one of WWE’s back-up plans reportedly fell through, and that might have been the company’s main plan for Reigns’ replacement at the PPV.
That plan falling through could be why WWE didn’t interrupt Network coverage today with the promised update on Reigns. The feeling was WWE’s original plan was to announce Reigns’ PPV replacement on the Network.
As as we noted before, should Dean Ambrose be able to make it to Night of Champions tomorrow night, it’s likely he will be used in some fashion to make up for Reigns’ absence.