Smackdown general manager Daniel Byran put John Cena in a non-title match against WWE champion AJ styles, with the stipulation that if he wins, the "Cenation" leader will be added to the maint event at Fastlane. He's above the United States Championship at this point, and he's certainly not going to challenge for a tag team title.
Monday night WWE RAW opened with John Cena hit the ring with his business. Styles will now be defending his WWE Championship at Fastlane against Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler.
Regardless of whether Cena vs.
Facebook/wweA promo photo for WWE's biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 34. Furthermore, Cena is still considered to be the Face of the WWE, despite not being a top draw in terms of being a wrestling contender anymore.
Mysterio, 43, made a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in January, and spoke of his desire to return to WWE last month. What we have here is the makings of a slow and plodding match that will only get a tad bit more exciting during its final 5-6 minute stretch.
But throughout the day today, other wrestling scribes with sources within the WWE refuted these claims, although not entirely.
Kevin Owens was on commentary for this one, something that Shane McMahon clearly wasn't happy with... we know that because they cut away mid-match to Shane and Bryan backstage so Shane could tell us how unhappy he was with that decision. I've personally watched her make her way from the indy scene (take a few moments to check out her CHIKARA work if you can) to NXT.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Even a second match with Rusev, who has become one of the most popular members of the "SmackDown Live" roster, could work. The 13-time world champion reminded everyone that the USA title is the only one he hasn't earned in his career, and he'll go through Roode to make it happen.
It's certainly possible that Vince McMahon has something up his sleeve for Cena that no one's expecting.
This week on WWE Raw, John Cena made his way to the ring to reveal what his WrestleMania plans would be. Mysterio could appear at Fastlane to spark he and Cena's feud heading into WrestleMania but there are no reports to suggest that will happen. They spoke (no, yelled with emotion) about how they have been left off of every WrestleMania during their nine years with the company, but emphasized that will come to an end this year.
John Cena attends the "Ferdinand" special screening at BFI Southbank on December 3, 2017 in London, England.