Despite belief to the contrary, John Cena did not legitimately injure his knee during a scuffle with The Wyatt Family on the February 24 edition of Raw.
The injury was initially believed to have occurred when Erick Rowan, the red-bearded member of The Wyatts, landed awkwardly on Cena's left knee.
It seemed as if something had gone awry because the melee was then punctuated with pauses, whereby Cena was seen clutching his knee on the apron while communicating with a ringside medic.
Subsequently, as the television audience saw, Cena was then removed from the ring on a stretcher—a story that was followed up on during the WWE Network's Raw Backstage Pass post-show.
Notwithstanding appearances, though, according to James Caldwell of PWTorch.com, Cena is absolutely fine and not injured in any way. Cena's knee "injury" is supposed to be part of a storyline that will culminate in a match with Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX:
PWTorch has confirmed with multiple sources that John Cena's "injury" on Raw was a work and not a legitimate knee injury.
WWE played up the "injury" throughout Raw, then followed up on their new post-game show claiming that Cena "felt his knee shift or give out" during a scrap with the Wyatts...
It's a testament to Cena's acting skills, honed over a decade as WWE's top dog, that he was able to fool the WWE Universe as well as he did.
The "Never Give Up" attitude of Cena has always been highlighted by a temporary vulnerability before overcoming the odds at publicized special events.
On this occasion, perhaps in an effort to bolster Bray Wyatt's chances in the eyes of fans during their scheduled encounter at WrestleMania, Cena will be nursing a knee "injury."
Not unlike the triceps injury that he wrestled through against Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam 2013, which was legitimate but not as severe as the company was playing up, Cena will have an "out" if he loses to Wyatt. On the other hand, if Cena wins, the "injury" will add an extra element to his come-from-behind victory.
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