John Cena is currently on hiatus from the WWE but many fans expect him to make an appearance at Survivor Series next month. However, Cena was recently pulled from the Survivor Series advertisement and he is no longer slated to make an appearance. The latest WWE update has revealed when Cena is going to make his return.
As recapped by WWE.com, John Cena lost to Roman Reigns at No Mercy in what was described as a passing of the torch moment from one face of the WWE to the next. The WWE even teased that it was the last match of the legendary career of Cena. However, it should be noted that Cena was given time off to film two movies, Daddy’s Home 2 and the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee.
It was previously reported that Cena is advertised to appear at Survivor Series and he was slated to start a short program with Bray Wyatt. The 40-year-old superstar is still the biggest draw in the WWE and he was going to be used to increase the interest for Survivor Series. But according to Wrestling Inc, Cena was removed from the advertisement of the show and he is expected to no longer appear at Survivor Series.
Instead, John Cena is being advertised for four WWE live events at the end of the year. He is slated to appear in three house shows for Monday Night Raw after Christmas and one for SmackDown Live two days before the New Year. You can see the schedule of live events John Cena is advertised to appear below.
- December 26, Tuesday – Monday Night Raw live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
- December 27, Wednesday – Monday Night Raw live event at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
- December 29, Friday – Monday Night Raw live event at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York
- December 30, Saturday – SmackDown Live house show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
John Cena made his first public appearance since losing to Roman Reigns on October 3 in the show Dancing With The Stars. Cena was there to support his fiancée Nikki Bella, who is a contestant. The 16-time WWE World champion gave his comment on Bella’s performance and he even jokingly threatened her partner, Artem Chigvintsev.
The WWE tends to change their plans constantly and it is still possible to see John Cena make a surprise appearance at Survivor Series. However, fans should also be prepared for Cena taking more time off as he transitions from a WWE superstar to a Hollywood star.
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