John Cena was the noticeable absentee on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw; and the WWE have issued full refunds to the fans who were left displeased at Cena’s absence, reports wrestlinginc.com
There has been no clear explanation as to why John Cena wasn’t at Monday Night Raw, however it was mentioned on television when The Authority told Dolph Ziggler that his captain didn’t bother to show up, trying to sway him towards Team Authority – which we know didn’t work out too well.
It was revealed only days before Monday night by wrestlezone.com that John Cena had in fact been removed from the advertising of the show which took place in Buffalo, and it was a strange time for Cena to take a night off.
Now there are only two episodes of Monday Night Raw remaining until Survivor Series, in which time John Cena still needs to add three members to his team with Dolph Ziggler the only superstar to join the team; The Big Show looks set to be the next big addition.
The WWE didn’t have to give the fans a refund, as they always advertise that line-ups are subject to change so the company are not in the wrong, so it was a very generous gesture by the company, who are also offering the WWE Network free for the month of November for new customers, including the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
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WAS CENA MISSED?
But even though John Cena wasn’t at Monday Night Raw, was he actually missed? It was no secret that the WWE ensured they left no stone unturned when it came to putting on a good show. First, we saw the surprising return of Vince McMahon to open up the show.
We also saw two championship matches, with one of them taking place on the WWE Network.
It was a great card with great segments and good bouts also; topped off with the brilliant segment involving Seth Rollins and Randy Orton, if you watched Raw then you would have realised that the WWE did pull out all the stops to make sure John Cena wasn’t missed. Most of the fans might have been pleased that they got a break from John Cena for one night, as they aren’t too impressed with his on-screen product as of late.
The WWE are in a fantastic position right now, even though they have the future Hall of Famers with the likes of Cena and Orton still competing, they have a wide array of talent from Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins, to the guys competing in NXT right now in Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami.
With the show the WWE put on this week, John Cena’s absence didn’t seem like a major issue, with so much depth it seemed as if The Authority gave Dolph Ziggler and the remainder of the roster the vote of confidence they all needed.
I don’t think the WWE should have issued refunds for the fans, John Cena fans will be disappointed that he wasn’t there but the WWE did remove him from advertising almost a whole week before the show and they always mention the line-ups could change; they weren’t in the wrong in any way – but I guess that’s one way of keeping the fans in their good books so they can purchase or renew their subscriptions of the WWE Network.
WWE fans – did you miss John Cena on Monday Night Raw? Do you think the WWE should have issued refunds to the fans that were left unhappy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.