While I would never wish an injury on anyone I would typically at least spin this as an opportunity for someone else to step up. There's two problems with that in this scenario though. The first is that for Mania you really want all hands on deck and John Cena is still their biggest star and performs at a high level especially on the biggest stage. The second issue is that injuries have just run roughshod on the promotion for so long now that John Cena was even more important than ever before.
To that second point, check this out.
When you realize.. All champs in WM 31 are injured! Get up champs!! pic.twitter.com/P9WyAbTXIR— Diego (@diegp77) January 7, 2016
WWE is going to be forced to get behind some of their talent and strap the proverbial rocket to their back which isn't the worst thing ever, but it will certainly hurt Mania this year. By my count these are the people that are presented as truly BIG DEALS in WWE that are not currently injured and three of them are part-timers:
- Brock Lesnar
- Roman Reigns
- Triple H
- The Rock
All of this, along with the Royal Rumble stipulation related to the title makes for a very interesting WrestleMania 32 season. It will be fascinating to see how they get from here to there.
Anyhow, best of luck to John Cena as he recovers from this injury.