John Cena’s Injury Is Reportedly A Work Due To Film Commitments
It was reported yesterday that John Cena had an ankle injury and may not be at the Royal Rumble. Drew McIntyre and his ankle lock were given credit for putting Cena on the shelf. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the injury is a work and a way for WWE to write Cena out of the Royal Rumble. Cena is expected to begin filming a new movie on Sunday, which would make him unavailable for the big match.
Meltzer speculated that the original plan was to have a debuting Lars Sullivan attack Cena before he entered the Rumble, which would take him out of the match. Since Sullivan is not debuting due to health issues, WWE went with what they reported yesterday.