Just today, rumors were circulating that John Cena may have already been cleared by doctors to return to active wrestling and he should be showing up on WWE television at any time, possibly as soon as the WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view (PPV) this Sun., April 3, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
It's not a rumor anymore.
That's because the man himself confirmed to Complex Sports he's been cleared and he actually thinks he should have been back already:
"If you ask me today, I should've been back two weeks ago. I've logged almost 400 hours of physical therapy. I got 111 visits in 12 weeks time. I go every single second I can. People say I have a Wolverine-like style of recovery. I was given a nine month quota to come back and after three months I can tell you that I am ready to do anything asked of me possible. It's a matter of when they call me."
Originally, WWE had planned to have Cena wrestle Undertaker on this show but that changed when he was forced to undergo shoulder surgery. It's somewhat surprising he's claiming he could be back already and WWE has held off on it, but the company clearly has a plan in place and they're going through with it. Plus, it's entirely possible he's factored into those plans in some form and he's simply not saying.
We shall see.