In happier times. - Kevin C. Cox
That "collapse" John Cena was speaking of on last week's episode of Monday Night Raw had more to do with his personal life than his professional, with WWE now blaming his divorce on his loss to The Rock at WrestleMania 28.
Well, this is certainly rich.
On last week's "Old School" episode of Monday Night Raw, John Cena cut a promo on The Rock blaming him for his "collapse" over the past year thanks to his losing at WrestleMania 28 back in April in Miami in the biggest match of his life up to that point. He claimed this was both personal and professional.
We broke down the professional claim and the conclusion we came to was that while he can make a statement like that, it's a bit disingenuous to do so. He had a down year relative to the rest of his career but that certainly doesn't mean he "collapsed."
His personal life, on the other hand, saw him divorce his wife Elizabeth during the same time period. And while he didn't mention that specifically, WWE has now released a new hype video that outright connects the two.
There you go, Cagesiders. That darn Rock is the reason Cena got divorced from his wife, not the allegations of rampant unfaithfulness to women who may or may not shop at your local big and tall store.
But he's promising redemption in the main event of WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Perhaps a reconciliation with Elizabeth will be in order shortly thereafter?