I am headed to grand rapids right now for early morn MRI on left knee. @wwe no matter what the result, I will be in the ring tomorrow!— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 20, 2012
UPDATE: Tuesday, November 20, 11:50 a.m. ET by Donald Wood
After receiving an MRI on his left knee from local doctors, WWE star John Cena updated the condition of his injury sustained on Raw Monday night via his official Twitter account:
MRI was typical good news bad news scenario. I've dealt with knees issues for the past few yrs, ill add one more to that list.....— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 20, 2012
I know the risks of what can happen to me and I'm willing to play the odds. #nevergiveup c u 2nite grand rapids— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 20, 2012
Whether you believe this is a work or not, the WWE and Cena are going all-in selling the injury angle and the fans should take it for what it is. Just enjoy the product and stop trying to over-analyze everything.
This is going to lead to Dolph Ziggler going over at TLC; the WWE Universe should be happy.
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The WWE thinks Cena may have a torn meniscus, via WrestlingINC.com.
While Cena and A.J. Lee embraced to show the world their affection in an act of defiance, Dolph Ziggler interrupted the special moment between the two love birds by attacking Cena.
That led to Cena chasing Ziggler out of the ring and landing awkwardly on his ankle.
Cena seems pretty determined to get back in the ring based on his tweet, but you have to wonder if the injury will keep him out of action.
New York City advertisements have reportedly been pumping up a possible match between Cena and Ziggler next month, per the WrestlingINC.com report, but you don't want Cena to aggravate his injury and get shelved for a long time.
You also wonder if Cena's appeal is waning lately, which makes the injury potentially even more damaging to the star's character. The WWE has moved ahead with characters such as CM Punk and Ryback, making you wonder if Cena is even needed any more.
Cena certainly still has a strong fanbase, but you get the feeling he's not the same draw as he was when he was a young, hungry wrestler taking the world by storm.
The question is, is this the beginning of the end for the 35-year-old or merely an act preceding a glorious finish to his career?