There are multiple question marks for WrestleMania 32, and the WWE is out of pay-per-views to rectify any situation. At this moment, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton are out of this year’s big show due to injury. Cesaro and Rollins are confirmed to be out. Even though Ric Flair said on his podcast that Orton will miss WrestleMania 32, there’s no indication that the Viper will make it in time. At this point, it’s probably better if he heals up properly and comes back 100 percent.
The biggest question mark of all is John Cena and his availability for the Grandaddy of Them All. In the beginning of January, he got surgery that would fix a torn rotator cuff. It’s not hard to decipher that Cena would have to miss WrestleMania 32. Even at the rate of his healing, that surgery still requires at least a four- to six-month recovery process.
Cena’s known for coming back from injury at absurdly quick rates. This is why the past week was a big tease from the former WWE champion when he talked about taking a huge risk to get back in the ring as fast as he can.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) February 15, 2016
Alright #DAYTONA500 fun is over. Back to work. Putting in 12 hours a day for the past 6 weeks to try and defy science. It’s make or break ⏰
— John Cena (@JohnCena) February 22, 2016
That doesn’t necessarily mean that Cena is coming back to the WWE before WrestleMania 32, but it’s a good indication that he could, in fact, be healthy enough to return. Yesterday, Cena was the honorary pace car driver for the Daytona 500. Fox Sports caught up with Cena and asked about his WrestleMania status. He answered in the most political way possible.
“Percentage-wise, I’m somewhere between zero and 100. That’s a safe estimation for me. As far as me participating in WrestleMania 32, the Magic 8-Ball says ‘ask again later.'”
But if I can’t perform, it would be unfortunate for the people watching WrestleMania to see me suffer through something that isn’t worthy of the event. I take a very unselfish approach to my job and what I do because people spend their hard-earned money to enjoy what we do.”
Leave it to the West Newbury, Massachusetts, native to play along with the WWE Universe and leave them hanging. He’s even trying to stir up controversy with images on his Instagram page. In the past three days, Cena posted CM Punk’s Twitter profile picture, which is of Paul Newton of Slapshot. That sent the WWE fans into a frenzy. After that, he put up a picture of the Undertaker.
There are those that believe Cena is teasing a WrestleMania match with the Phenom. First off, that isn’t a realistic place for a tease of anything WWE-related. He only posted a picture of AJ Styles because the news was already out that he was debuting in the WWE at the Royal Rumble. To make it easier, Styles posted a picture of Cena’s Indy days on his Instagram.
CM Punk or the Undertaker didn’t post a picture of Cena days after he did. It’s only internet speculation, which is completely fair during WrestleMania season. It’s much different than leading up to a WWE pay-per-view. WrestleMania is much different. Plans can change the night before, as witnessed last year for Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
The difference this year is that the WWE doesn’t have a contingency plan in Seth Rollins.
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