Reason why John Cena is questionable for WWE Royal Rumble

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WWE dropped a big bombshell this week ahead of Monday Night Raw that could have a huge effect on the outcome of the Royal Rumble this weekend.

WWE announced before this week's Raw that John Cena was suffering from an ankle injury, putting his status for the Royal Rumble match this Sunday in doubt.

WWE added that Cena picked up the injury on last week's red brand show and that he's now listed as questionable for the Rumble this weekend after exacerbating the injury working out in the gym.

However, for those of you that might be concerned for the 16-time world champion's health, be not alarmed.

According to PWInsider, Cena wasn't at Raw last night in Oklahoma as he was in Vancouver, British Columbia beginning production on his next film,  'Playing With Fire'.

Since WWE has already advertised The Leader of the Cenation for the Royal Rumble, it's unlikely that he misses the event, as WWE would have known about this filming project for weeks.

This story is simply to cover his absence from WWE television this week ahead of the Royal Rumble.

WWE has listed John Cena as questionable for the Royal Rumble

In WWE's story revealing Cena's injury, they explained that the injury occurred during the Fatal Four Way to determine the new challenger to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

WWE says Drew McIntyre caused the injury when locking Cena in an ankle lock during the bout. Cena did favor the ankle after that spot as well if you watch it back.

Fans should expect to see Cena in a limited role at least at the Royal Rumble this weekend, but as to what role he will have beyond that in WWE ahead of WrestleMania remains to be seen.

For now, the strongest storyline for the 16-time world champion at WrestleMania this year seems to be a clash against The Scottish Psychopath, so long as he isn't involved in the Universal title picture.

This would be a great way for WWE to give McIntyre a big win against a big opponent without burying anyone else on the roster thanks to Cena's part-time status in the company.

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