The latest WWE WrestleMania 32 rumors are swirling around superstar John Cena and his potential return to the ring. While the multiple-time champion has been away from WWE television for several months now due to shoulder surgery, he recently made some interesting comments in a sit-down interview indicating he might be ready for his return earlier than expected. However, the rumors may need to be taken with a grain of salt based upon what Cena said ahead of Sunday’s big pay-per-view in Dallas, Texas.
According to WrestleZone in their April 1 report, John Cena was part of a sit-down Q&A session with Thomas Golianopoulus and COMPLEX Sports. During the interview, Cena spoke about his current medical status following shoulder surgery back in January. Cena said, “If you ask me today, I should’ve been back two weeks ago. I’ve logged almost 400 hours of physical therapy. I got 111 visits in twelve weeks time. I go every single second I can.” He added “I was given a nine month quota to come back and after three months I can tell you that I am ready to do anything asked of me possible. It’s a matter of when they call me.”
Cena had taken some time away from WWE in late 2015 after a good run as the United States Champion during which he held his open challenges for the title on Raw. He would ultimately lose the belt to a returning star, Alberto Del Rio, but then was on hand to help Kalisto gain the win in a match against Del Rio for the title. Kalisto, who is one half of The Luchadores tag team, will be defending the title at WrestleMania 32 against Ryback, while Cena has not officially been announced as part of the card in any way.
However, WWE has pulled surprises in the past, including Cena making a return to enter the 2008 Royal Rumble at No. 30 and win the match. At the time, Cena had been recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and was expected to be out of action past the Rumble, but made the surprise return. Whether or not he will do the same on Sunday, seems uncertain, although one match that he could be entered into if he’s ready is the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which features about 20 superstars competing for an annual trophy. Otherwise, it could be tough to add Cena into any main event type matches. As of right now, safest best is probably that Cena won’t wrestle but could always pop up to cut a promo and fire up the crowd for the event.
WWE’s WrestleMania 32 will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Sunday. The main event matches include Shane McMahon battling The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell and Roman Reigns challenging Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As of right now, there are about a dozen matches scheduled for the card including at least two on a WrestleMania pre-show on WWE Network.