Many WWE fans knew that once John Cena's match with Roman Reigns at No Mercy had finished, we might not see The Leader of the Cenation back in the WWE for a while.
The company even went as far as teasing this would be Cena's last match in the WWE before he retired, although not many fans are buying that possibility. Many fans believed he would be back once he had fulfilled his commitments outside of the WWE.
Advertisement for Survivor Series gave a big indication for when we should expect the 16-time world champion back inside the squared circle, as he was advertised for the pay-per-view on November 19 on the company's website.
The rumor pages as well had speculated who Cena could be facing on the show as well, as earlier this week, they suggested The Leader of the Cenation could be facing Bray Wyatt on the show, potentially reliving their feud at WrestleMania 30.
However, the Survivor Series plans for Cena have now changed, completely.
According to the WWE website page for Survivor Series, John Cena is no longer advertised for the show. Cageside Seats reports the late December holiday house shows are expected to be his next WWE dates now he is no longer advertised for the joint-brand pay-per-view.
While WWE fans will be disappointed that they don't get to see the 16-time world champion have a match on the show, it leaves the door open for superstars who don't get as much exposure in the WWE to potentially have a match on one of the company's big four pay-per-views of the year.
This can only mean good things for the future of the WWE, so long as the company capitalizes on this opportunity to build their brand correctly.