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John Cena’s biggest triumphs over injury
WWE Champion John Cena was injured on WWE’s recent tour of Europe. Despite being hurt, the Cenation leader still went to war alongside Team Hell No against The Shield on Raw. Although he came up short in the Six-Man Tag Match, The Champ displayed the guts and the determination that make him stand out as one of WWE’s elite.
Using history as a guide, it’s a good bet the WWE Champion will not let his current injury keep him down. Take a look back at past examples when Cena overcame various injuries and prevailed.
1. Torn pectoral muscle (2007)
At the 21st annual Royal Rumble, 30 Superstars vied for the coveted opportunity to win a WrestleMania match. But it was Cena who punched his ticket to The Grandest Stage of Them All when he shocked the world as the final surprise participant in the Royal Rumble Match and eliminated Triple H for the win.
2. Herniated disc (2008)
The surgery put Cena out of action for an indefinite period of time.
After months spent recovering, Cena’s return to the ring was a triumphant one, as he defeated Chris Jericho at Survivor Series 2008 to win his first-ever World Heavyweight Championship.
3. Arm injury (2012)
The arm injury did not keep Cena down and it wasn’t long before he was back in the hunt for the WWE Title at Survivor Series. Although he failed to capture the title against Punk at the fall classic, he would not give up. With victories at Royal Rumble 2013 and WrestleMania 29, against The Rock, Cena would finally reclaim the coveted WWE Championship to begin his record 11th reign.
4. Achilles injury (April 2013)
Despite being hurt, the WWE Champion was eager to face The Shield on Raw … even though he was scheduled to team with his new nemesis, Ryback. But when Ryback bailed on his partner, Cena found new allies in Team Hell No. Fighting through the pain, the Cenation leader helped the WWE Tag Team Champions go to war with the black-clad renegades. Despite his best efforts, The hobbled Champ was ultimately speared and pinned by Roman Reigns.
What's next for Cena?
As the Cenation leader continues to battle through his current injury, when will we learn more about his condition? Hopefully the WWE Universe will find out more this Monday on Raw. Tune in at 8/7 CT on USA Network.