Big Match John is returning to Monday Night Raw. After a five month rehab on his injured shoulder, WWE Superstar John Cena took to Twitter to announce he'll return to the ring on Memorial Day, May 30th.
Although his injury wasn't officially disclosed by the WWE, it was rumored that Cena suffered a torn rotator cuff, which typically requires 9 months to fully heal. Cena had surgery on his shoulder back in January, but hoped to be cleared in time for Wrestlemania 32, which took place earlier this month. Although Cena wasn't cleared for a full match, he still made a surprise appearance at Wrestlemania to help the Rock fend off the Wyatt Family.
Cena was one of several high profile WWE stars to suffer an injury over the last few months. Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Nikki Bella and Cesaro are among the WWE Superstars recently on hiatus to recover from a major injury. Of those wrestlers, Cesaro recently made his return to in-ring competition, Bryan retired, and Rollins, Orton and Bella are all still in rehab.
Cena's return is fortuitous for the WWE, as it means (barring another injury) he'll be available for Summerslam, the WWE's second largest event, which takes place in August. Could Cena face defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns in a main event match this summer? We'll find out next month.0comments