In what will be John Cena‘s first WWE match since WrestleMania 39, he’s got his back against the wall, it seems. After getting laid out by Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso last week on SmackDown, the promotion has announced a massive first-time-ever showdown for The Franchise Player. As made official during RAW, John Cena will take on Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso in a ‘Handicap’ match at WWE Fastlane.
WWE was originally set to announce LA Knight as John Cena’s partner for Fastlane during last week’s edition of SmackDown. However, as The Megastar was diagnosed after getting caught by COVID-19, that plan to have Knight team up with Cena seems to be on hold at the moment. Of course, it could very well change over time. However, everything depends on LA Knight’s physical well-being.
Also, in a short update, WWE offered refunds over the past weekend for its house shows, as LA Knight had to be scrapped. That pretty much dictates how highly upper management views the 40-year-old. It’s clear as daylight that WWE wants Knight to work under Cena’s tutelage. Both names got incredibly close to getting physical during Payback while the 16-time World Champion was officiating Knight vs. Miz.
WWE did drop a few teases here and there regarding a potential showdown between Knight and Cena down the road. While fans might have to wait a little longer for that to become a reality, Fastlane could see them work in tandem if Knight gets the green flag in time. For now, The Cenation Leader has some serious woes in the form of Solo and Jimmy.
Will John Cena’s match close the night at Fastlane over Seth Rollins?
The moment WWE announced John Cena for a match at Fastlane, fans were wondering whether he would get the main event spot. That flicker of doubt creeped in as Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing match also got official for the PLE in Indianapolis.
With The Visionary constantly pushing to add some much-needed value to the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE could let him close the night. However, the booking patterns of The Bloodline suggest that they might get to settle their differences with John Cena this time around.
Last month at Payback, there were no traces of The Bloodline’s involvement, which led to Seth Rollins getting his first PLE main event as the World Heavyweight Champion. However, with Roman Reigns‘ goons back in the fold, The Visionary might just be pushed back. Although it’s clear that WWE will promote both matches as ‘one of their main events’ for Fastlane.
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