John Cena On His Rapid Recovery From Injury, Watching Raw As A Fan, Altering His In-Ring Style? - Wrestle Newz twitter google

John Cena On His Rapid Recovery From Injury, Watching Raw As A Fan, Altering His In-Ring Style?

Though initially pegged to be sidelined for as many as six months due to a triceps tear, John Cena will return to the ring after only two months on October 27 at Hell in a Cell to challenge Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. WWE.com spoke to the 11-time WWE Champion and two-time World Heavyweight Champion about his injury, how it feels to watch Raw at home, and more.

Cena says he’s not surprised about his rapid return to the squared circle, as he’s “happy with the way everything has gone.”

“I didn’t feel too bad when the injury happened,” states Cena. “It started to really be a pain in my neck about two weeks before SummerSlam. I had to tell the greatest surgeon in the world that I have a physical therapy team that I’m extremely familiar with. In doing therapy, it’s good to know that the therapist will push you. A lot of times, people are reserved or maybe scared of testing what your body is capable of. I’m not. I have complete faith in my surgeon. When it was time to test range of motion a little bit or test strength a little bit, a lot of people — if it’s their first surgery — they want to wait a few weeks before they do that. I kind of want to say, “Hey I got a new arm. Let’s see how it works.”

As a result of the recovery process, Cena can only catch up with Raw from the comfort of his own home as a fan. Cena, however, says watching the show as a fan “[is] something [he does] anyway.”

“It’s just in a greater capacity when you can no longer physically contribute,” said Cena. “At all Live Events, I’m watching somewhere, whether peeking behind a curtain or peering at a TV backstage. I watch just as much WWE as almost anyone, but I love to. It’s something I enjoy doing. I don’t force myself to watch. I get excited for Mondays. I get excited to see the show.”

Another question posed to Cena is whether his injuries will force him to alter his in-ring style. He says, “If you broke down my technique, it wouldn’t really take a rocket scientist to do so. I don’t know how you could take something so basic and do less [laughs].”

Much more is contained in the interview, as Cena discusses the recovery process, his upcoming match against Del Rio, going after the World Heavyweight Championship as opposed to the WWE Championship, learning Mandarin, and more. The full interview is available here.

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  • D.M.T

    I like how Cena admits that what he does in the ring are basic stuff. He can barely wrestle and he knows it. Cena fans should stop saying that Cena is a good wrestler because even Cena knows he isn’t. Cena is just average.

    • 6/10 and probably a 7/10 when he’s working with guys like Bryan, Punk, Angle, etc.

      • Maddox

        His matches with Punk are probably 9/10 tho

    • Shell

      All it takes is someone who knows how to wrestle to bring out the best in Cena.

  • james

    Cena does annoy me but he is better then people give him credit for and Punk has said numerous times that Cena is in his top 5 people he has faced

    • D.M.T

      That’s because Cena is the biggest star who wrestles for WWE fulltime that’s why Cena is in Punk’s top 5. It’s not because Cena is a good wrestler. Stop defending Cena dude, even Cena himself admitted that he’s average at best.

      • tt2000

        He’s not good technically but he’s great at many other, more important things. That’s what makes him a good wrestler. WWE has about 10 or so awesome technical workers but how many can you find that are capable of creating an atmosphere and make a match seem important and must-see?

        • Joseph Douglas

          What many important things is he great at besides kissing ass?

          • xXwindsofchangeXx

            Maybe not many, but Cena as Champion > Del Rio as Champion. You have to at least admit that. And I can’t imagine Cena holds on to the WHC very long unless he’s meant to help elevate the title belt itself – so he’ll be putting over an up-and-comer in short order.

          • D.M.T

            We are talking about his in-ring work, not his mic skills and other things. You basically said that Cena is a good entertainer but he’s not a good wrestler. He’s just average in the ring.

          • xXwindsofchangeXx

            Joseph Douglas asked a question. I tried to answer it. Besides what many of these naive smarks and smark wannabes try to convince themselves, it takes much more than technical mastery to succeed in WWE. Marketability’s a huge, HUGE deal for a multi-billion dollar corporation. Now, as a fan of wrestling, of course I love watching the guys that can throw down between the ropes and bring their best show after show after show. But from an objective standpoint, I don’t delude myself into thinking that all of those guys that are great technically will turn into top stars in WWE. Curtis Axel may be one of the better wrestlers on the roster, but he only warrants TV time because of Paul Heyman at the moment. Granted, he’s still trying to find his voice, but if he doesn’t find it soon, he’ll never get any further than the Intercontinental Title.

          • D.M.T

            I understand what you’re saying but Cena himself admitted that he’s average in the ring, all he does is basic stuff. If Cena is man enough to admit that he’s not that good in the ring then so can you. The reason that Cena is at the top is because he has the right gimmick and he knows ho to make people care about him.

          • xXwindsofchangeXx

            When have I ever not admitted that Cena’s average in the ring? In fact, I’d be lying if I said ‘average’ wasn’t being a bit kind because the WWE is stacked with guys that know what they’re doing between the ropes. We just don’t see half of them because they don’t have some of the other qualities – or because of dumb booking or much more petty, political reasons. You have never, EVER heard me say that Cena’s a good technical wrestler. You have, however, heard me put over the other things that Cena does well that make him a top star in the company – things that a lot of Cena-haters conveniently try to ignore when they bash him. Cena’s at the top of the company for reasons that have little to do with his in-ring talent, but in WWE, they are valid reasons.

        • D.M.T

          Cena can make a match seem important and must-see because he’s a great entertainer, not because he’s a great wrestler. And yes I said Cena is a great entertainer but that’s only because most people think he’s entertaining. Personally I think Cena is boring

          • xXwindsofchangeXx

            Sure, sure, he does need to add some variety to his character and not say the same things over and over… but then again, so do some of the people on this forum.

          • tt2000

            Entertainment is part of being a wrestler. There’s more to wrestling a match than being fluid in transitions and making holds look real. Crowd involvement is a huge part of it, as is psychology and Cena is great at both. He consistently has great matches with pretty much anyone decent so you have to give him credit.

          • D.M.T

            Yes entertainment ha become a part of being a wrestler but i as talking about his in-ring skills alone and not the entertainment side of it. He’s just average in the ring and if Cena himself can admit that then so can you. Cena is just an average wrestler who knows how to get people to care about him. I give people credit when they truly deserve it and Cena doesn’t really deserve. Cena doesn’t constantly have great matches and he’s just not great in my opinion. I used to like him when he was a rapper but that’s only because I like rap music and I enjoyed watching him freestyle but he sold out and now he is a super hero for kids.

      • james

        To be honest i will defend him if i want to, i said he does annoy me e.g. when he comes out of no where to beat 5 people, but that’s how he is booked. I just gave my opinion that i don’t think he gets credit where it is due

        • D.M.T

          Cena can get credit for his work as an entertainer for kids and Make-A-Wish but he doesn’t get credit when it comes to his wrestling skills. All the things he does in the ring are basic stuff, he admitted that. He’s man enough to admit that he’s not good in the ring so why are you still lying to yourself? He’s just average, period. He knows it, I damn sure know it and you know it as well.

  • YoungAngryMan

    Everyone needs to admit how awesome Cena is. He’s coming back to save the WWE, to save us!!!!!! He’s going to come back, win the WHC, then face Bryan in a unification match, then finally put a end to his little goat-face push. Then all will be right in the WWE. OMG I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! I’m soooooooooo happy i can’t sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody matches Cena’s awesomeness!!!! Cena will be the unified champion until he retires at age 85 after winning the tittle 97 times!!!!!! GO CENA GO CENA GO CENA GO CENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……….Anyone know a painless way to commit suicide?

    • Joseph Douglas

      He sucks. He is ruining the WWE, not saving it. Ever since he became the face of the company the ratings were not what they used to be. He is no longer the top merchandise seller, so I am not sure why they refuse to move on from him.

      • xXwindsofchangeXx

        It’s VERY difficult to tell sometimes on the internet, but, based on the last sentence and the ridiculous hyperbole, I’m pretty sure @youngangryman:disqus was being entirely sarcastic.

      • Maddox

        Lol, One man singlehandedly ruining the wwe? Besides Punk is all banged up and there isn’t any other top face apart from Bryan

  • Joseph Douglas

    As fan he should have noticed how much better the show is without him.

    • xXwindsofchangeXx

      The Main Event’s better without him, sure, but now that RVD’s contract talks have reached an impasse and he doesn’t look to be coming back anytime soon, Rey Mysterio’s been slow to heal, and Randy Orton IS a heel, the only two faces in WWE that you can say are anywhere close to top draws are Bryan & Punk. Punk’s running a feud with Heyman that’s been pretty decent, and Bryan, of course, is THE feud at the moment along with Randy Orton. Cena is coming back specifically to be a secondary guy. I know that’s hard for some people to get their heads around, but it’s the truth. It’s no different, IMO, than a guy like Jericho coming back after some time off to fill a gap where a company needs a gap filled.

      • Joseph Douglas

        Excpet Jericho is hardly around and helps try and build the careers of others while Cena is always around and never puts anybody else over.

        • xXwindsofchangeXx

          Uh, he JUST put Daniel Bryan over clean, so ‘always’ is a little bit strong.

  • cubfan4life

    Anyone else see Cena coming back as a vehicle for Sandow to go over and cash in? What better way to give Sandow a signature moment than by having him defeat Cena. Especially since Sandow hasnt really been featured since winning the briefcase.

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