Many WWE fans thought that they had seen the last of John Cena for 2016 after going against AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose at No Mercy earlier this month. Fortunately (especially for Cena fans), that may no longer be the case, as rumors have been spreading that he will be at WWE Survivor Series in November.
Early reports indicated that John Cena would be taking a hiatus for the rest of the year to focus on filming for the second season of American Grit. Sources, at that time, also indicated that he would miss Survivor Series and the 12/4 TLC Smackdown show in Dallas.
“Cena is once again in the news as his television show, American Grit starts filming this week and he’ll be out of action for several months,” shared Wrestling Observer news. “He’s missing Survivor Series, and will likely miss the 12/4 TLC Smackdown brand show in Dallas. The No Mercy PPV was his final TV appearance, which explains his losing the fall in the main event.”
Recent rumors seem to put this report to rest though, as sources are now indicating that Cena may be participating in Survivor Series’ five on five match between Raw and Smackdown superstars. Not only will his participation bolster the confidence of Smackdown team at Survivor Series, but his presence will be a sure draw for fans all over.
John Cena to make a run for 16th title?
Meanwhile, reports are also swirling about Cena’s shot at tying Ric Flair’s record 16 world titles in the WWE. Initial speculation was that he would face the Undertaker at WrestleMania 33. But with the Deadman presently recuperating from an injury, that match seems questionable for now, at most. Should the Undertaker still be debilitated by WrestleMania 33, the wrestling company supposedly plans on making John Cena face the champ by then (which could either be AJ Styles or Dean Ambrose) giving him a chance to go for a record 16th title.
Either way, fans are surely anticipating the return of the Face of the WWE.
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