WWE Over the Limit 2012

WWE over the Limit 2012 Review: Why John Cena Could Go Away for a While

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Daine PavloskiAnalyst IIMay 21, 2012

The face of the WWE John Cena had a great Over the Limit last night—until Big Show came out.

Show had wrangled John Laurinaitis backstage and was bringing him out to get destroyed by Cena—we thought. Of course, Show changed his mind, most likely offered a deal by Big Johnny, to drop Cena with a WMD and give the GM the win.

Sunday wasn't the first mishap for the leader of Cenation in recent history. Cena lost to The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII, and turned around the next night to an F5 from the returning Brock Lesnar.

It looked like Cena was losing his superpowers and might actually be in a funk of sorts—until Extreme Rules. Cena beat Lesnar after being all but destroyed by the "butt kicker."

After the Extreme Rules match, Cena talked like he was going away for a while which, at least to me, made a lot of sense. Instead, Cena showed up on RAW the next night and started his feud with Laurinaitis, making a vacation seem very unlikely.

After Big Show's actions last night, however, is Cena going to go away for a while? He may as well. Cena could very well take a break to "heal" that elbow up and deal with his marital issues.

While it may seem bad for the WWE to miss their marquee guy, a short hiatus may help Cena and the WWE. Cena is one of the most polarizing figures in the WWE because while a ton of people love him, remember there are those people who like to throw "Cena Sucks!" chants between the Cenation's "Let's Go Cena" chants.

Cena taking a break now until SummerSlam would give him a break and the WWE a chance to use some other Superstars like Dolph Ziggler or Cody Rhodes who have main-event talent.

Think about it, right now Cena isn't in the title race or anything, so really him leaving wouldn't hurt any storylines. Taking a break now would help Cena get his personal life squared away and help the WWE give some different guys some of the limelight.

The WWE Universe would miss their hero and one of their favorite targets of ridicule, making his mid-to-late summer return that much more exciting. 

But will it happen? Will the WWE even think about letting their main Superstar take some time off? We'll have to see if any clues come tonight on the RAW SuperShow

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