WWE held its first quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday morning. Aside from touting 1.454 million paid WWE Network subscribers, and between 900,000 and 1.2 million buys for WrestleMania 32 on traditional pay-per-view, Vince McMahon revealed that the current roster is going to look a lot more familiar in the coming days.
When asked about injuries, McMahon stated that though they currently have a total of 17 injuries, four main roster WWE Superstars will be back in action within the next thirty days: Randy Orton, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, and Seth Rollins.
The end of 2015 saw a rash of serious injuries that WWE is just now seeing the tail end of. Cesaro returned after what felt like an eternity with a fixed-up shoulder and a badass tearaway suit. John Cena has been busting his day-glo buns at Hard Nocks in Florida so he can return ahead of schedule because, you know, John Cena:
Cena’s already scheduled to face off against Shinsuke Nakamura in Oahu on June 29.
Seth Rollins has also been hard at work, competing in CrossFit competitions (because, you know, Seth Rollins) and tentatively testing his knee out in the ring. Rollins has been out of commission since November 2015 after tearing his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus at a WWE Live event in Dublin. This caused him to vacate the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and leave a great big Seth Rollins-shaped hole in our hearts.
Though it was reported by Fox Sports that Orton would be returning to the ring in April, it’s already May and The Viper is nowhere to be seen. Both he and Bray Wyatt could also be facing creative challenges aside from their physical injuries, as well. Wyatt injured himself at a European WWE live event in April.