WrestleMania 32 is a matter of weeks away and the WWE are desperately trying to make it the biggest event of it's kind ever, by piling over 100,000 people into the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
However, tickets for 'Mania have apparently been struggling to sell thanks to a combination of a completely uninteresting main event between Triple H and the bland Roman Reigns, a spate of injuries to top tier guys and several WWE legends refusing to come out of retirement to take part in any matches.
One of the aforementioned injured stars is John Cena, who had to undergo shoulder surgery after suffering an injury in the gym that originally looked to keep him out of 'Mania. Instead, Cena is apparently training like a madman in the hopes of getting himself healthy to compete on April 3rd. Stone Cold Steve Austin hopes that doesn't happen.
During the latest installment of the Steve Austin Show on Podcast One, the Texas Rattlesnake basically all but pleaded to Cena not to push himself too hard in the gym, instead telling the leader of the Cenation to rest his shoulder fully.
“I don’t know how long John would like to wrestle, but as long as he wants to, I wouldn’t rush to come back from injury too early because, man, that dude’s a stud in the gym," Austin started off as saying.
Whilst Cena is known for his incredible powers of recovery from injury and ability to work through the pain power, a quick return now when not fully ready could cost him dearly when it comes to further down the line.
"His healing powers are phenomenal, but just don’t try to rush this thing back because it’s the shoulder and shoulders are tricky and it isn’t the time or place to try to jeopardize if you want another couple year run,” Stone Cold added.
Cena is the ultimate company man and will be desperate to help out any way he can, but sometimes you should listen to those who have been there before you. Austin knows an awful lot about in-ring injuries and I'd be hard-pressed to ever ignore his advice on a subject like this one.
The ultimate decision rests with Cena, however, and if his shoulder can get back to anything resembling 100% in time for WrestleMania 32.