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John Cena On His Rapid Recovery From Injury, Watching Raw As A Fan & More

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. 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.

  • Solid

    Show me an on the spot drug test from an independent lab that shows he tested negative. You can’t because WWE does all that in house. I’d be surprised if he has ever been tested, or if they took a sample for appearances it would never be tested because the face of the company could never fail a test, it would hurt WWE and Vince.

  • Rocco Hunsinger

    LMFAO at the steroids comment

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    He don’t take steroids you kidding he be the first person they test. But then again most his haters are like a bunch of cry babies. I just think he is a hard worker who loves what he does. He didn’t really have to come back this soon he could have wait until the Rumble. But he love the WWE that much. Respect John Cena is what I have. I don’t hate any wrestler really if I don’t like them I just don’t talk about them period.

  • JohnCena33

    It is called hard work, determination, and just an amazing ability to heal quick.

  • Shawn Bronald

    Instead of Cena always joking about his limited wrestling ability, why doesn’t he take the time to learn some more moves and put on a better show. Sure, guys like Hogan got by just fine, but true wrestling fans preferred guys like Shawn Micheals because not only was he entertaining, he could sure as hell wrestle.

  • FanSince99

    Steroids…..enough said