We reported earlier this week here on eWn that Seth Rollins will be taking time off soon as Becky Lynch is set to give birth to their first child in the next several weeks. According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE had plans to blow off Rollins’ feud with Rey Mysterio on last week’s episode of SmackDown. The changes were sudden and the match was added with little promotion. The reason for this is likely because they didn’t come up with the idea until the last minute as the entire show was rewritten. This is also the reason the Murphy vs. Rollins match is happening tonight.
As of this writing, there is no word on how long he’ll be off TV but it’s expected to last through the entire month of December. The current belief is that he’ll be back “fairly quickly” in 2021.