If anyone wondered how important John Cena is to the WWE, just look at the cancelled WWE overseas tour. According to Rajah on Sept. 8, the WWE cancelled a number of events and said it was because John Cena couldn’t make it thanks to his injury.
It wasn’t even a WWE rumor, as the WWE’s official site in Spain said that the WWE was canceling their shows in Barcelona on Nov. 7 and Madrid on Nov. 8. The website then said that it was John Cena’s injury that caused them, to cancel their shows.
John Cena is out until the “WWE Royal Rumble” in January 2014, where he is expected to make his return.
This isn’t the first time that Cena’s injury has resulted in something like this. Right after Cena underwent surgery, Big Show replaced him on a house show immediately following that. The WWE announced to the fans that Cena would not be at the show and offered refunds to anyone who came to see Cena.
This seems kind of sad, since that is a slight at the drawing power at Big Show, who replaced Cena, and also discounts men who do wrestle on the shows like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler. It is obvious that John Cena is the face of the company, but to cancel shows and offer refunds when he is hurt shows little respect for other WWE superstars.