The big news coming out of the WWE last week wasn’t anything involving a match or the upcoming Over the Limit pay-per-view.
It was that the face of the company, John Cena, had filed for divorce from his wife of three years and that he has reportedly been a “wreck” recently because of it.
I don’t write for People or Us Weekly, so I don’t care to comment too much on Cena’s personal life if it isn’t directly relevant in the world of pro wrestling.
But apparently, it might be.
Fan reports from Friday’s RAW live event in Glens Falls and Saturday’s event in Syracuse say that John Cena appeared out of it, uninterested, tired and out of energy. Cena defeated The Miz on Friday and Dolph Ziggler on Saturday.
Look, if you’ve ever been through or involved in a divorce in any way, you know that they suck and that they take a serious toll on your mental state.
I’m sure that Cena is just doing what millions of others have done, and that’s having a difficult time realizing that his marriage is over and that it’s time to move on.
I respect Cena too much to assume that he did something wrong that caused his marriage to fail or to even theorize about what may have led to his upcoming divorce, but I will say this: If Cena needs time off because his divorce is going to affect how he performs, then the WWE should give it to him.
Heck, just give it to him, anyway.
While I’ve stated that the WWE can’t afford to lose Cena right now, the truth is that they might have to lose him for a while to let him regroup and attempt to get his life back on track.
Cena is arguably the hardest worker in the WWE, a guy who busts his ass for the company more than anyone even though he’s already in a cozy position as the top guy.
If anyone deserves some time off, it’s him.