WWE's original plans for John Cena revealed, another star to gain from his absence
WWE's backup plan after Cena's untimely injury is already up and running.
Just when WWE were direly praying for the injury epidemic to stop, a shoulder injury to its Franchise Player – John Cena – has completely forced the company to go back to the drawing board.
As we reported earlier, Cena is set to be out of action for 6-9 months and is scheduled to undergo surgery this Thursday in Birmingham.
According to Dave Meltzer, WWE had plans of booking Cena in a United States Championship match against Alberto Del Rio – which was the most likely option from the lot. What’s interesting is WWE’s speculated backup plan.
Kalisto is reported to get into a feud with Alberto Del Rio, with the U.S. Championship being on the line. It should also be noted that Kalisto picked up a clean victory over the U.S. champ on Tuesday's Smackdown tapings, that had a big reason behind it.
WWE knew about Cena’s injury status and wasted no time in kickstarting the All-Hispanic feud between Kalisto and Del Rio. Kalisto’s recent exploits and the fact that the Lucha act is quite over with the WWE Universe – validates a push for the high flyer.
When it comes to the face that runs the place, Cena’s absence is set to hurt WWE’s plans going into WrestleMania – which he would most likely miss – but considering the recent string of misfortunes, they would be prepared.