John Cena's injury a blessing in disguise
by, 12-29-2010 at 12:45 PM (5298 Views)
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So I can remember feeling a bit disappointed when I heard the news that John Cena injured himself here on ewrestlingnews. Not only will this probably affect the storyline he has with CM Punk and Nexus (a storyline I was looking forward to), but it may also affect plans for Wrestlemania since it is only a couple of months away. This is the time of the year where WWE goes into full drive with storylines and feuds for the biggest event on the year. With their top guy injured, I can only fear the repercussions this will have on WWE. Things were already bad when WWE lost HBK, Undertaker, Batista, Chris Jericho, MVP, Kaval, and numerous other talents to work with, but to lose their top star this close to Wrestlemania must have taken a huge hit on plans.
Recent news has reported that John Cena is scheduled to be out for a few weeks, but even then he is still being watched over daily so we don't know how serious it could be.
However, believe it or not, I think John Cena's injury may in fact be a blessing in disguise.
WWE always felt the need to constantly showcase John Cena and Randy Orton and neglect pushing any other talent. This has always been a pet peeve for me as a loyal follower of WWE. Now with Cena gone, WWE is placed in a position that they HAVE to push new talents now. Until Cena comes back, they'll need some people to fill his shoes and hold the fort down. Like when Austin was injured at the end of 1999 and they ended up pushing The Rock, Kurt Angle, and Triple H, they did a marvelous job at keeping things running until Austin made his return at the last quarter of 2000. Maybe we could see them call up MVP and Kaval to come back. Or maybe we will see people like Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Christian (when he returns), and Drew McIntyre get pushes to the main event. Who knows? I'm not sure yet if the injury is too serious or if he will be able to at least finish his storyline with Nexus, but eventually he is going to have to leave to get it rehabbed. Meaning, someone or some people are going to have to take his place until it is fully rehabbed.
Yeah, of course we can expect to see Triple H return, but I doubt he will have as much of an influence as Cena had on their targeted audience. The Kids. Undertaker might have a better chance when he returns, but then again he might be working a lighter schedule. Let's not forget that Rey Mysterio is wrestling with an injury so he could ALSO be checking out sometime soon as well. Didn't I also hear something but Orton being a little sore nowadays? Before long, WWE is not going to have much of a main event to work with so they may need to get on the ball ASAP.
In a sense, I hope this teaches WWE a lesson about relying TOO heavily on one or two talents. They should always groom and prepare their other talents just in case one of their top stars gets hurt or needs a break. They used to do that back in years 2000 and 2001 when it mattered. They just became really complacent ever since WWE became the big typhoon that it is now. I can only hope to see good things happening for the other talents, especially at a time like this when WWE needs something juicy heading into Wrestlemania.
In conclusion, if Cena is out, I wish him a speedy recovery. I was never someone who thought Cena was a horrible wrester or a horrible entertainer. I will admit I got a bit sick of seeing him on my television 24/7 but I never wished for him to get injured. Injuries are never a fun thing to hear about, even to the people I absolutely despise in the world of wrestling. Well, I can't say I wouldn't enjoy hearing Vince Russo get hit by a bus, but that is another story for another time.
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