WWE announced that John Cena is injured and his status for the Royal Rumble on Sunday is “in question.”
John Cena’s status in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match is in question following an apparent left ankle injury sustained during the main event of this past Monday night’s edition of Raw, WWE.com can now confirm.
In that match, The Cenation Leader faced Finn Bálor, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre for the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble event. As seen in the video above, the injury seemingly occurred when McIntyre trapped Cena in the ankle lock submission hold. Cena can then be seen favoring his left ankle while leaving the ring after Raw went off the air.
The injury was exacerbated earlier today as Cena was training his legs at the gym, which has cast doubt on whether he will be able to compete in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match this Sunday.
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BREAKING: @JohnCena's status for this Sunday's Men's #RoyalRumble Match is in question following an injury he suffered last week on #RAW. More details: https://t.co/VECZsMMlxu pic.twitter.com/NlTSrXeesk
— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2019
No word on if the injury is legit or a work, but in the video above, he’s limping after the show went off the air and as he walked down the ramp.
Cena’s next movie, Playing With Fire, is scheduled to shoot from February 4 until April 1 in Vancouver, BC, according to PWInsider.