One night removed from co-starring in one of the best opening promos in recent RAW memory, John Cena has apparently been injured during a cage match against former Nexus leader Wade Barrett at a house show in Wilkes-Barre, PA. We don’t have all the details at this time, but hopefully Cena won’t have to miss an extended amount of time away from the ring.
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A cage match at a house show? As much as I've complained that house show audiences aren't treated as though they matter, and that nothing happening at a WWE house show is taken seriously when compared to tv, having a cage match at a house show seems a bit much.
As you say, hopefully it isn't severe.
Odd. A guy who should've been off TV in a firing angle gone a fowl, is now possibly injured off camera. And after a new amazing program with Punk was established. No jokes, no sarcasm. Does this force Orton into the top face spot?
It's plausible. Orton is supposedly working hurt as well, but who knows. The one silver lining for WWE out of all this is that they can pass off Cena's injury as being a result of the beatdown from Nexus this past Monday on RAW, which will give some much needed credibility back to the group and some bigger heat for a guy who is already one of the best (in my opinion) heels in the business today, CM Punk. Whatever the extent of Cena's injury, here's hoping for a quick recovery!
John Cena injury speech from Wilkes-Barre PA house show on 12/28