Where is John Cena "going"?

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April 30, 2012

John Cena is tended to by medical technicians after his Extreme Rules Match with Brock Lesnar

After emerging from last night’s Extreme Rules bout against Brock Lesnar victorious, a battered, bruised and bloodied John Cena addressed the WWE Universe in Chicago. Following the war he went through, Cena said that he might be “going away for a while” – something that set off speculation about the meaning of The Cenation Commander-in-Chief’s future. (PHOTOS)

Medical technicians rushed into the ring following the brawl to tend to Cena, who was favoring his left arm. Lesnar trapped him for several minutes in the Kimura Lock, launching an attack on multiple joints as he wrenched away on his arm and wrist. Could the damage from the dangerous submission have left a lasting mark on Cena, who may have realized right then and there that it will take him out of action for some time? Was Cena alluding to this in his Windy City speech?

There could also be repercussions from the fallout. Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis was forced to bend to all of Brock Lesnar’s demands in order to get the contract signed for Sunday’s match. That included declaring Lesnar the “new face of WWE" – a face that was surprisingly defeated at Extreme Rules. With an angry Lesnar presumably on his way to Raw SuperShow (Starring Brock Lesnar, per the Superstar mandates?), Laurinaitis may be looking to punish the Superstar who threw a wrench in his plans.

Or were John Cena’s words simply that – words? Was his post-match statement just a matter of general recovery? Both Superstars were the worse for wear after the final bell Sunday night, especially Cena. The Cenation leader may need time to recover from the incomparable beating he received at the hands of Lesnar in order to get back in the right frame of mind for competition.

Doctors are running tests on Cena today ahead of Raw SuperShow from Dayton, where both Cena and Lesnar will be in attendance. What is in store for these Superstars? Tune in tonight at 9/8 CT on USA Network to find out!

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