Although there is no doubt he has earned it, the couple of months John Cena will have off away from WWE TV will be problematic for the company.
Week in, week out, Cena often sells a particular segment which is one of, if not the best of a particular episode of WWE programming.
As the face of the company, his time away from WWE will mean those in charge will be left with big boots to fill and will need several big names in order to make up for his absence.
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Reported by What Culture earlier this week, it was revealed that the current United States Champion's time off was being linked to filming a new fitness-themed reality TV show.
Although this sounds like a plausible reason for Cena's absence, it is unusual that the company would be so quiet about it, leaving the WWE Universe to take any rumour as just speculation instead of fact.
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Given the 38-year-old's strong work ethic, it would not have been unusual were he to take on this supposed television project on top of what he is already doing for WWE.
With this in mind, the reason for his extended break could be something as simple as giving his body a rest prior to the demanding pay-per-view events which take place towards the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016.
Alternatively, the possibility of it being linked to his girlfriend and fellow WWE superstar Nikki Bella, should not be ruled out, either.
Whatever the reason, this will doubtlessly be a huge blow for WWE and as What Culture also reported, there have been some huge names rumoured to be working more dates.
It has become known that The Undertaker is available to make several more WWE appearances in the near future, with The Rock's name also being mentioned with regard to making a comeback at some point later this year.
Inclusions such as this would surely keep fans of WWE happy during Cena's absence, but he will no doubt have a huge impact upon his scheduled return at the December 26 house show in Madison Square Garden.
As for Cena's storyline, it seems likely Dolph Ziggler will be the man to face him and ultimately, overcome him for the United States Championship.
The two men put on an impressive display during this week's edition of Monday Night Raw, with their bout being unquestionably the highlight of the evening.
This feud would also be the perfect opportunity for WWE to enable Dolph Ziggler to finally gain the push he really deserves and ultimately prove his worth as a wrestler.
With the clearest option being a love triangle between Cena, Ziggler and Nikki Bella, the storyline WWE could continue with would also make for a welcome Cena return come December 26.
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