John Cena and Brock Lesnar put on the second best match of the night, but it came at the expense of Cena's health.
According to WrestlingNewsSource, Cena is going to be out for some time.
Following his victory over Brock Lesnar at Sunday night's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view event, John Cena announced to the crowd that he would be 'taking a vacation' from the company in order to heal from injuries.
During the match, Lesnar had Cena locked in a kimura armbar and was heard to tell Lesnar to 'ease up.' Cena then told a referee following the match 'my left arm is f*cked.'
At this point in time, it is not known how much time Cena will be taking off, but we will post more information as soon as we receive it.
Vince McMahon and the WWE are not going to be happy about this. Losing your top guy is never a good thing. Even though you have older guys like Lesnar and Jericho back in the mix, the WWE is going to have a giant hole in its programming without Cena.
Here is how the injury happened.
During the match, Lesnar was pounding down on Cena and left him a bloody pulp. Cena started to bleed from his skull right when the match started. Lesnar had the upper hand throughout the whole match and did whatever he wanted with Cena. It looked like Cena was down and out, and he really was.
Sometime throughout the match, Lesnar locked in a kimura on Cena's arm, which he eventually fought out from. However, it seems like Lesnar either did not realize that this was the WWE or the arm was hurt earlier in the match.
Regardless of how the injury was sustained, there is no one night healing procedure that will fix Cena's injuries.
There is a fine line between what is real and what is fake in the WWE, but this one is real. Cena is out, and he won't be back for some time. Cena is a fast healer—he came back early from a neck injury in 2008 to win the Royal Rumble—and this injury doesn't appear to be too severe.
Whether you are a fan of Cena or not, you should hope for him to a have a speedy recovery and get back into the ring as soon as possible.
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