World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have received a massive blow in the form of John Cena as the wrestler is now expected to be out for several months due to a shoulder injury which he suffered early January, this year. Many believed that the company was figuring out a way to get Cena involved physically at the upcoming WrestleMania 32; however the plan seems to be out of the way as the “Cenation” leader’s recovery has taken a huge hit.
It is now confirmed that Cena will not be back into wrestling action for the WWE and his possible return date looks to be sometime in July. This means that the 38-year-old will miss the upcoming pay-per-views like WrestleMania 32, Payback, Extreme Rules as well as Money in the Bank. The realistic pay-per-view where the 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion may feature is WWE Battleground on July 24, 2016, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
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Based on previous rumors, it was predicted that John Cena may make a surprise return at this year’s WrestleMania interfering in the match between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker. However, the plan now seems unlikely with the recovery of the WWE superstar delayed.
Cena has had a history of injuries with the company before, however, he has always managed to return ahead of schedule. Back in 2007, Cena suffered a pectoral muscle injury and was slated to be out of action for over a year. But, Cena unexpectedly returned within a few months in the 2008 version of Royal Rumble, as reported by Inquisitr.
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This will be the first time since 2003 when Cena will not feature wrestling at a WrestleMania. The “You Can’t See Me” man has highlighted several WrestleMania’s since his debut in the company.
WWE is currently suffering a host of injuries to its major superstars ahead of WrestleMania 32. The likes of Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Nikki Bella, Neville and Tyson Kidd are all set to miss the event. However, the company is looking to pull all strings together to put up a massive show at the AT&T Arena in Arlington, Texas.
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