I’ll have a better breakdown of the Rumble tomorrow, but the latest news is John Cena is out of the Royal Rumble, probably. He “injured” his ankle during last weeks Raw fighting Finn Balor for the chance to face Brock Lesnar. Now, many people say this is a work, which it very well could be, but I see it as a “we don’t have any plans for you right now” move from Vince.
Originally, the plan was to have Lars face Cena at Wrestlemania, but with the rumors of Lars getting anxiety before his debut, there is no option for Cena right now.
I wrote a piece earlier on why John Cena needs to win his 17th title (https://soft7sports.com/2019/01/08/john-cena-needs-to-win-17-soon/) and I think that still holds true. Cena has been the hardest worker in the WWE since I can remember. Not recently, AJ, Seth, and Roman overtook that now. But still, after all that Cena has done for this company, why won’t Vince let him win the Rumble then win the title? Cena is also filming his next movie in Vancouver starting on Sunday, but Vince needs to let Rick Flair go off in the sunset and let the true hero of the WWE win his 17th.
Cena could win this Rumble, then win the title at Wrestlemania and just retire there. In a perfect scenario, he lays the title in the ring and walks out. Cena deserves this, but it doesn’t look like it’ll happen this year. Shame on Vince. Yet again, Cena has shown up to the Rumble when he wasn’t supposed to and won it in 2008. So here’s to hoping that happens again..