Originally Posted by Mr Shadow
Daniel Bryan Summerslam 2013 (You use the elbow injury as an excuse? I guess Rock never beat Austin cleanly at WM 19,cos Austin had a neck injury as an excuse)
Not the same by a longshot. Austin never admitted in kayfabe that he was injured. Austin was portrayed as a man where nothing could hold him back, quite the opposite of him in real life, but that's his character, an unstoppable badass. He was portrayed as more or less furious that anybody would dare cite an injury as a reason for him not to compete.
Cena did say his injury was not an excuse, but he did play up the significance of it all. Pretty much being very agreeable and all that he needs to take time off to heal.