Just for clarification regarding John Cena, he legitimately injured his knee on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw as we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com. We ran further updates here and here that detailed what happened and the fallout from it.
It was clear to the live audience and from close-up camera shots that Cena suffered swelling and his knee cap was distorted/tweaked/out of position, however, the word we got from backstage was that a serious injury had not occurred.
WWE took what was a legitimate tweak and accentuated into an angle to entice viewers to tune into Backstage Pass on the WWE Network. Cena’s status should considered day-to-day moving forward but he is not scheduled for this week’s Smackdown taping on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is scheduled to appear at Thursday’s NXT Arrival pay-per-view, which will air live on the WWE Network.