WWE posted the following comments tonight from several SmackDown Superstars commenting on John Cena’s injury and surgery. As posted earlier, Cena stopped by the SmackDown tapings tonight in Pittsburgh following the surgery.
– Big Show: “I have all the respect in the world for John Cena. I’ve known him for a long time. He has great determination and he’s incredibly focused, John has overcome many hurdles and has blown through any barrier in his way. He has changed our industry in many positive ways. I think this surgery, if anything, would help get John the rest he needs. The guy is constantly going all the time .… He’s a freak of nature. Right now, it’s good for a lot of guys who are in title contention, because John Cena is not involved. However, John Cena will be back, and they will have to deal with him when he returns.”
– Jim Ross: “I’m happy to hear that the surgery was as successful as it was, it wouldn’t surprise me if within a matter of days, after getting out of a hospital bed, that John Cena is going to be training. Cena’s work ethic and toughness don’t really surprise me. I’m just really happy that this [surgery] worked out well for him.”
– Triple H: “John Cena has proved in the past, with his pectoral injury, just how tough he is. He’s a mutant … an alien. Two hours after having surgery on his disk, he’s at the arena with a band-aid on his neck saying ‘Hello’ to everybody. Part of Cena’s strength is not only his physical power, it’s his mental toughness and his passion. Two hours after surgery, he wants to be at the arena saying ‘Hello’ to everybody in the WWE locker room. … God help us all when he returns.”