If you don’t like spoilers, then turn away now. John Cena is out of action because he is “injured” even though nobody from the WWE locker room had any idea what happened and they were totally surprised when hearing about it. Cena’s WrestleMania opponent, Lars Sullivan had some personal issues as well which threw a real wrench into WWE’s plans.
Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that John Cena vs Lars Sullivan could very well still be on for WrestleMania. It might be highly possible that for one reason or another the company changed their minds about how to kick off this feud.
“The idea was I guess was that he was going to destroy John Cena, take John Cena out of the Royal Rumble and then set up Cena vs Lars Sullivan at the WrestleMania show. So John Cena starts a new movie on Sunday which is why he’s being taken out of the Royal Rumble.”
“Lars Sullivan didn’t show up on RAW or SmackDown a few weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since and so they had Cena injure himself I guess allegedly lifting weights and he’s questionable for The Rumble so I presume that he’s going to be doing the movie that day he’s not going to be in The Rumble and maybe Lars will debut at the Royal Rumble. Maybe Lars will debut on the RAW after the Royal Rumble. Whenever he debuts I guess they can set up the John Cena match then. So that looks to be what happens with John Cena.”
It was also noted that maybe Sullivan won’t debut at all which is the reason why WWE wrote such a storyline angle for Cena’s Royal Rumble absence. At the same time, if Lars Sullivan isn’t going to debut then someone else should have been the one attacking Cena to take him out of action.
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