It appears that John Cena has taken a shot at the WWE.
The WWE Universe has a love-hate relationship with the former WWE Champion. If you recall, Cena was first introduced as a babyface on the SmackDown brand back in 2002 when he made his debut with the company in a singles match against Kurt Angle.
They would later turn Cena into a heel, and he would portray that character until 2004 when he turned into a babyface. After winning the WWE Title from John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, the sports entertainment company has continued to keep him as a babyface due to his popularity with younger fans.
For years now, the older male audience has called for the former WWE Champion to turn heel and go to the dark side. Not only because they want to change Cena from being portrayed as a babyface, which he has done for over a decade but also because he was such a great heel back in the day.
WWE has considered doing this in the past, but at the end of the day, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and other WWE officials have yet to pull the trigger on a Cena heel turn.
As seen below, it appears that the former WWE Champion has taken a shot at WWE attendance using his Instagram account, which has had several newsworthy posts in the past. Cena posted the following photo that has sparked speculation that it is a shot at arenas being tarped off due to low attendance.
The WWE Universe last saw the former WWE Champion lost Roman Reigns in a singles match at the No Mercy pay-per-view event in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center.
Cena is booked for several WWE live events in December. As of this writing, Cena is scheduled for a few Raw live events after Christmas as well as a SmackDown live event on December 30th.
As noted, Cena was advertised for The Survivor Series PPV in November. However, WWE has since removed Cena from advertising for the show. Here is his updated schedule:
--- Tue. Dec 26: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (RAW)
--- Wed. Dec 27: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (RAW)
--- Fri. Dec 29: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (RAW)
--- Sat. Dec 30: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL (SmackDown)
There have been rumors that Cena will be going back to the SmackDown Live brand and challenging Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title once back on TV. WWE could be going in a completely different direction. It will be interesting to see if Cena is gone until December or if he returns to the sports entertainment company and the squared circle before then.
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