As reported this week, after Hell in a Cell, John Cena will be taking time off from WWE for "personal reasons".
What this means is that the 15 time World Champion will miss a whole month of action as he is still being advertised for shows in December.
What this also means for the UK fans is that Cena will miss the whole WWE tour of the UK that is taking place in November. This is a big blow for the WWE as John Cena is always one of the bigger attractions that helps to draw the crowds to these live events and without him the card was lacking in star power.
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However, following a report by WhatCulture WWE, we now know that WWE has tried to make up for the fact that John Cena won't be there by adding the demon Kane and the two - time hall of famer Ric Flair to the line-up.
Ric Flair will be serving as the special guest general manager for the tour and Kane will be battling Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event.
It is good that the WWE has at least tried to make up for the fact that John Cena won't be at the shows but you can't deny that there will be some pretty disappointed people who paid hard - earned money to see him in person.
Plus, as much as I respect Kane, he cannot put on the type of high - risk match that John Cena and Seth Rollins always put on. On the plus side, it will be nice for the UK fans to see Ric Flair again, who hasn't been on a WWE UK tour in a long time.
The line-up in full for the shows at the 3Arena in Dublin on November 4th, Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on November 5th, O2 Arena in London on November 6th, First Direct Arena in Leeds on November 7th, Genting Arena on November 8th and the SSE Arena in Belfast on November 10th is now:
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship match: Kane vs WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins
- Cesaro vs Big Show
- Dolph Ziggler w/Lana vs Rusev w/Summer Rae
- Also see: Sheamus, Dudley Boyz, New Day, Paige, Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Team Bella, Finn Balor, Curtis Axel, The Miz, R-Truth,Bo Dallas.