World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) superstar John Cena was scheduled to take on Lars Sullivan in the upcoming Wrestlemania but according to sources, that could now be “out of the window”. Sullivan is yet to return to action since being sidelined after suffering from anxiety attacks. Expected to return early, Sullivan’s chances of making an appearance any time soon seems unlikely as he has not fully recovered from his situation.
A match against one of the all-time greatest in the WWE would have potentially been the highlight of Sullivan’s career so far. This situation has also raised questions over the certainty of Cena’s match in Wrestlemania, the 16-time champion admittedly remained out of action due to promotions and shoot of his movies. His latest movie ‘bumblebee’ kept him out of the ring for several months till he made a comeback in the first week of January this year.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio has commented on the situation: “The guy they wanted to make in the Superstar but he was not gonna win the Rumble was Lars Sullivan. They really wanted him back last Monday and obviously, he was not back so I don’t know what’s going on. Well, he’s not ready to be back, that’s all. I don’t anticipate him not being with the company but as each week goes by, the idea of him wrestling John Cena gets slimmer and slimmer. It may even be out the window right now, I don’t know,” he said.
A few days ahead of the recently concluded Royal Rumble pay-per-view event, the WWE had confirmed that John Cena was suffering from an ankle injury and will be out of the special event. Since then, Cena has not taken part in any match and as Wrestlemania 35 knocks at the door, there has been no plan formulated for him and could lead to his omission from the event.