John Cena will miss the first WrestleMania of his WWE career due to injury
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 09/03/16 6:08pm
John Cena has confirmed that he will not take part at this year’s WrestleMania.
The 15-time WWE champion has been ever-present at the annual spectacle since making his debut in 2004 but his ongoing injury recuperation will force him to sit out in April.
Cena hasn't been seen in a WWE ring since October when he embarked on a spell on the sidelines to film American reality television, before having shoulder surgery in January. That troublesome recovery will result in Cena being unable to compete for the first time since his WWE tenure began.
For the first time in a decade, this year I will be watching and not wrestling at WrestleMania
"For the first time in a decade, this year I will be watching and not wrestling at Wrestlemania," he said at a press conference to confirm Orlando, Florida, as next year's host city.
"WrestleMania means the world to me."
The biggest event in the WWE calendar could break all-time attendance records this year because it will held in the 105,000-seater AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.
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WrestleMania 32 booking details
WrestleMania 32 will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) at midnight on Sunday, April 3 (Monday morning)
WrestleMania 32 will be repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) but NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) between 10am, Monday, April 4 and 10pm, Tuesday, April 5.
Repeat showings will last for four hours, with the final showing STARTING at 10pm on Tuesday, April 5.
The event is priced at £19.95 for UK customers, €24.95 for viewers in the Republic of Ireland.
Viewers can call 03442 410 888 to book WrestleMania 32 from Tuesday, March 22. (There may be an additional charge for telephone bookings).
You can also book WrestleMania 32 online from Tuesday, March 22 by visiting this link: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/
Viewers will be able to book using their Sky TV remote nearer the event. (Only bookings via Sky TV remote are recordable using Sky Plus).
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Cable customers should contact their local cable operator.
You will also be able to follow a live blog of WrestleMania 32 on Sky Sports' digital platforms.