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Is John Cena Prepping For A Main Event Run In WWE?

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John Cena recently tweeted a gym promo hyping his upcoming tag team match at WWE’s Super-Showdown event on October 21. The 16-time world champion will team with Bobby Lashley to take on Kevin Owens and Elias in a match that many consider to be simply a throwaway bout.

But the real news is not Cena’s match, it’s his body. John somehow managed to improve on his already impressive physique and take it to a whole new level. At the age of 41, John Cena is in the best shape of his life. But what is he really preparing for?

The easy answer is nothing. It’s not as though Cena had let himself go physically and suddenly decided to hit the weights again. He was already in tremendous physical shape and that was the case long before he arrived in WWE. Cena builds his body and takes pride in how he looks. The same is true of The Rock and many other guys that are no longer wresting full-time.

However the biggest difference between John and everyone else is that Cena is still close to WWE. It could even be said that although he’s crafting another life for himself in Hollywood, John Cena would likely still be wrestling every week if he still had something to do. But John has nothing left to earn and even less to prove.

Cena has done it all and even his critics would have to admit that. But as the former face of WWE continues to thrive throughout mainstream pop culture, many fans are beginning to wonder if John is perhaps prepping for another run. 

Is that why he’s working overtime in the gym? Yes he’s committed to his body and yes he would likely live in the gym despite what career path he chose. But the time may be coming soon when John Cena could find himself in the middle of an intriguing WWE storyline.

But what is that storyline? Many fans continue to hold out hope for a John Cena heel turn. It’s been debated ad nauseam for years but it’s an idea that will just not die. John is past his prime, despite how he looks and he has moved on to the next chapter of his life. A heel turn now seems unnecessary and a bit pointless.

However the same was true of Hulk Hogan in WCW. Hogan was at the end of his pro wrestling career in 1996. Even though many fans respected him, he no longer had the overwhelming wave of popular support behind him. Hogan was on his way out of the industry and everyone knew it.

But when he betrayed WCW at Bash at the Beach and joined the nWo, Hulk Hogan’s career immediately restarted. The guy that everyone knew was past his prime was suddenly relevant again. Hogan once again became the hottest star in the business and WCW flourished thanks in large part to his efforts.

Many fans believe this is precisely where Cena is now. John has nothing to lose by turning heel. The company has been handed off to Roman Reigns and the next generation of WWE Superstars. Cena could come back and occasionally work when WWE needs him or when he wants to and both sides would likely be just fine with that arrangement. But as long as the possibility exists that Cena could return with a villainous character, fans will surely want to see it happen.

So if a heel turn is not in the cards, then what? Is John Cena perhaps preparing for just a basic return, a paint-by-numbers run that fans are accustomed to seeing from him? After all, he and The Undertaker never had a return match from WrestleMania 34 though many fans believed that bout would eventually happen. Taker is working Triple H at the Super-Showdown but what happens if The Deadman crosses paths with Cena once again?

The problem for John is the same problem that John always has every time he comes back. No matter what he does or how hard he works, he’s always booed out of the building. Fans have nothing to gain by reacting negatively to him. He is really not a constant world title threat like before. There’s just no reason to hate him. Cena gave everything he had to the industry and now he’s living life on his terms. Why waste time hating him for it?

But if John is not turning heel and if he is indeed just as hated now as he ever was, then what is truly next for him in WWE? Is it possible that he comes back for the Super-Showdown event and then disappears until WrestleMania season? WWE tends to use him very sparingly these days so it would not be surprising if Cena worked only a few more times before the end of 2018.

However there is no doubting John’s heart and passion for the pro wrestling business. He has just as much now as he ever did. There may even come a time when Cena works in WWE’s front office or perhaps behind the scenes as many of his contemporaries do. John has always shown respect to the business that made him. There’s no reason to believe that he has changed his mind now.

John Cena’s WWE future is unknown at this point. He has done it all and he has an amazing career that speaks for itself. If he doesn’t have another main event run coming, then it would not negatively affect his legacy. But if he does have something else and if the company books him the right way, then John Cena could be back much sooner than expected. This time, he may stay just a bit longer.


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Chris’s Insanely Early 2019 SummerSlam Match Predictions

Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

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Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

This past Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules the WWE Universe was shaken to its core when Brock Lesnar cashed-in on Seth Rollins to become a 3X-Time Universal Champion! On Raw “The Beastslayer” outlasted nine other competitors (one of them originally announced as Daniel Bryan but then changed to Sami Zayn) in the first-ever cross-brand All-star 10-Man Over-The-Top Battle Royal to get his rematch at SummerSlam.

Natalya also won a fatal-four-way to become The Man Becky Lynch’s challenger for SummerSlam. We also witnessed the amazing debut of The Fiend as Bray Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Finn Balor! Shortly after it was announced that Wyatt and Balor are set to do battle again at WWE SummerSlam!

On this past Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, In a six-man tag team match with Randy Orton, Elias, and Samoa Joe vs. The New Day Orton pinned the WWE Champion clean. We also got Round II of Cesaro/Aleister Black, and Black won decisively. Also, Bayley teamed with Ember Moon to face Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille. In their post-match celebration Moon accepted Bayley’s challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.

Last but certainly not least, Kevin Owens once again defied Shane McMahon and his myriad of corporate stooges and stunned the boss not once but twice! Below I will be giving my predictions for the rest of the matches to be included for SummerSlam.

Chris’s 2019 SummerSlam Match Card Predictions

WWE SummerSlam Kick-Off Show

  • WWE Intercontinental Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura © vs. Mustafa Ali
  • Gimmick Match for the WWE 24/7 Championship
    R-Truth © vs. Drake Maverick
  • Fatal-5-Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Drew Gulak © vs. Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher vs. Oney Lorcan

WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View

  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship
    New Day © vs. Heavy Machinery
  • Fatal-4-Way Tag Team Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
    The Revival © vs. The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Liv Morgan
  • 2-Out-3 Falls Match for the WWE United States Championship
    AJ Styles © vs. Ricochet
  • Aleister Black vs. Cesaro (part 3)
  • Triple Threat Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
    The IIconics © vs. The Kabuki Warriors vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille
  • Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross
  • Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns
  • Bray Wyatt (The Fiend) vs. Finn Balor (The Demon)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Baron Corbin
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship
    Bayley © vs. Ember Moon
  • Raw Women’s Championship
    Becky Lynch © vs. Natalya
  • WWE Championship
    Kofi Kingston © vs. Randy Orton
  • Universal Championship
    Brock Lesnar © vs. Seth Rollins


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The Club Taking Over WWE–And How The Undisputed Era vs. The Club Could Impact The Future Of NXT

Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

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Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

At Extreme Rules Styles and Ricochet did battle once again over the coveted United States Championship, where both competitors put on a wrestling clinic and Styles became a three-time United States Champion!

With Styles holding the United States Championship one must expect, that The Good Brothers are coming for the Raw Tag Team Championships. I already predict that they will win the titles as soon as SummerSlam. Finn Balor recently lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shinsuke Nakamura, perhaps he may set his sights on the WWE or Universal Championship?

How The Undisputed Era vs The Club Will Help The Future Of NXT

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The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish), have taken NXT by storm since August 2017. All four members have accomplished so much in two short years. Under “Freebird Rule” Undisputed Era are two-time NXT Tag-team Champions, and Cole was the inaugural North American Champion and current NXT Champion.

On July 17, 2019, Club member Karl Anderson sent out a tweet stating that ‘The Club’ is the only club that matters.

A fan responded with a tweet of The Undisputed Era and the leader of The Club Styles found it hilarious, signifying that NXT’s top faction wasn’t a real threat.

Roderick Strong and Adam Cole didn’t waste any time firing back.

Could we witness two of the most popular factions in WWE and NXT battle for brand supremacy?

This has never happened before and it’s something new and fresh, that pro wrestling fans all over the world would be salivating for. Not only would The Club vs. The Undisputed Era be an EPIC dream feud for the ages, it will also have a significant impact on the future of the black and gold brand.

Over the years NXT has morphed from being the developmental territory, into its own brand delivering some of the most exhilarating five-star matches of all time. What was once heralded as a launchpad for up-and-coming talent to make it to the main roster, now is viewed as it’s own entity.

Undisputed Era will be looking to prove that the black and gold brand is the creme of the crop, while The Club, on the other hand, is cementing their status as untouchable on the main roster. Something that their rivals have proved for over two years while holding all the gold at separate times.

The battles that these factions would have would be completely insane, and with two of the best talkers in the industry, the promos would straight fire! In the world of professional wrestling anything is possible, so come on Triple H convince Vince McMahon why this feud needs to happen and that boys and girls is… Undisputed!!!

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