Over the last eight or so months, WWE has been dealt a horrible hand as far as injuries go, and it has had a direct effect on WrestleMania 32. Many huge names had to be left off of the card entirely due to not being ready. Recently, there were updates on the returns of a few of those superstars, but now there is information known about a lot more of them such as when Seth Rollins and Luke Harper will be getting back in the ring.
Seth Rollins was on a huge hot streak before seriously injuring his knee in a house show match against Kane in early November.
According to F4W Online, Rollins is still on that six-to-nine month timetable to return to the ring. It was a few weeks ago that he could go back to training outside the ring and in. He’s been training well, but WWE is not going to rush him back from a torn ACL, torn MCL, and torn medial meniscus in his knee.
WWE is hoping he will be back by SummerSlam which would put him right at that nine-month mark.
Bray Wyatt still does not have a match at WrestleMania 32, but he did suffer a back injury about a month ago. It kept him from wrestling Brock Lesnar at Fastlane, and has likely kept him off the card for early April.
Wyatt is back wrestling though and has been in the ring at recent house shows. In all, he ended up missing about 10-12 days of in-ring action, and WWE still reportedly has huge plans for him once WrestleMania 32 is over.
Speaking of The Wyatt Family, Luke Harper suffered a knee injury of some kind in the dark match after Monday Night Raw this week. WrestleZone reported that Harper was helped to the back after the injury, put in a wheelchair, and taken right to a hospital.
His exact injury isn’t yet known and neither is his return date, but WWE has pulled him from all upcoming dates as the Live Events calendar shows.
Neville went down with an ankle injury a couple of weeks ago on Monday Night Raw, and he is due to be out a couple of months. He was scheduled to be part of the multi-man Intercontinental Title ladder match at WrestleMania 32, but now Zack Ryder has taken his place.
Neville was also set to be on the U.K. tour after WrestleMania in April, but now he can’t and he’ll be replaced by a returning Cesaro. He will just miss out on the big PPV, but after many months out of action, the “King of Swing” is heading back to the ring.
There’s still no official word on when Tyson Kidd, Cesaro’s tag team partner, will be back in action after suffering a serious neck injury last summer.
Two other superstars also recently found out news about their returns, and they are John Cena and Randy Orton.
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Orton will also just miss WrestleMania 32, but he’ll be back shortly after that and jump back into the ring in April. He’s dealt with a number of injuries and some even thought he may retire, but it doesn’t look as if he’s ready to hang it up just yet.
The news for John Cena isn’t nearly as good, though. At one point, it was believed that he may be back quickly from his shoulder surgery back in late January, but now it appears as if he will miss a lot more time than originally thought.
One of the true faces of WWE is going to be out of the ring into the summer and likely won’t return until sometime in July.
WrestleMania 32 is a little over a week away, and all of these big names will not be wrestling at the event, but one or two may still show their faces. John Cena and Seth Rollins will likely be out the longest from this group, and not much is known about Luke Harper. As for the injuries plaguing Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, and Cesaro? Fans will be happy to see them returning soon.
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