This is funny.
John Cena, the most popular, most famous, and most successful star on the entire WWE roster of talent, has taken to Twitter to absolutely bomb WWE.com for its apparently erroneous report on his scheduled time table for return from his recent elbow surgery.
The report stated Cena will need between two to three weeks to get healthy. Cena claims that's wrong and he'll likely need six weeks. From his Twitter:
Some #jackwagon from @wwe dotcom apparently posted me recovering in 14 days. I spoke in depth with my surgeon Dr James Andrews.... ... And he specifically told me due to the amount of fragmentation, SIX WEEKS is a safer time table for recovery. I apologize on behalf of a ... Website whos credibility is now equal to #theonion please @wwe web guys, get your monkey frankin facts straight! ... You folks have my word i will try my best to get healthy as quick as i can, and im sure i wont stay away from #raw but as of now... ... I am supposed to lay low for SIX WEEKS. I will send surgery photos and video to @wwe so they can see how bad it really was.. ... I am also sure that if @wwe took a second to reach out to the actual surgeon, that Dr Andrews would gladly comment. #internetmalpractice ... Ok, im now off the soap box and back to being just a one armed man. Enjoy your day.
That's quite the smackdown from perhaps the only guy on the roster with enough clout to get away with it, although I'm sure it was endorsed by the powers that be who have often had problems dealing with the company website and its constant mistakes.
There's been a laundry list of issues with WWE.com for years now, most minor, but this could simply be WWE's way of ribbing its employees. Or it could be its way of letting them know they made a mistake and not to let it happen again. Or Cena could simply be going off on them with no fear of repercussion because he still holds the Being John Cena Championship and that's all that really matters. Or, and this is probably the most likely, he's just working everyone like he did with his torn pectoral muscle back in 2007.
The important thing here, however, is that Cena is claiming he'll be out of action for up to six weeks, which would seem to throw into doubt his status for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view where he's supposed to rematch CM Punk after their smoz finish at Night of Champions. He admits he'll stick around on Monday Night Raw, though, so we'll find out exactly how this thing will play out in the coming weeks.