Professional wrestler John Cena answers question from the media during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Professional wrestler John Cena answers question from the media during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

As many expected, WWE Superstar John Cena's injured shoulder will hold him out of action during this year's WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium on April 3.

Cena, who is notoriously known for returning from injury much faster than most, underwent surgery back in January, but his recovery appears to have fallen just short of being ready to go for 'The Showcase of the Immortals.'

The announcement came on the heels of the WWE press conference announcing that next year WrestleMania 33 will be held in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Cena has remained in the spotlight as of late, serving as NASCAR's honorary pace car driver for last month's Daytona 500.

He has also remained active on social media, posting videos to his Twitter account of his rehabilitation, keeping the hope alive for his potential 'Mania return that has fallen just short.

Losing Cena's star-power will be a major blow to WWE's biggest show of the year, but knowing this was a likely possibility, they've stacked the deck on the main card with names like Triple-H, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and Shane McMahon.

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