This week on Monday Night RAW, WWE officially began their build-up for Survivor Series by announcing several matches that will be included on the pay-per-view as well as the theme for the event, RAW vs SmackDown.
RAW general manager Kurt Angle announced almost the entire card for the show, which includes two traditional Survivor Series Elimination matches, men and women, and four Champion vs Champion matches.
The Champion vs Champion matches on the show are Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs United States Champion Baron Corbin, RAW Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Natalya, and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.
WWE could be spicing up the Champion vs Champion match between The Beast and The Modern Day Maharaja by adding in a special guest referee that could end up being a future opponent for either champion in 2018.
According to PWInsider, via Wrestling Inc, John Cena is set to be the special guest referee for the match between the Universal Champion and the WWE Champion at Survivor Series next month.
Around three weeks ago, Cena was removed from all advertising of Survivor Series due to his commitments outside of the WWE, but if the rumors are to be believed, this could soon be all changing once more. Maybe his schedule has an open slot to allow him to be a part of the show.
The Leader of the Cenation hasn't been seen in the WWE since he lost to Roman Reigns at No Mercy, so this would be a good time for the free agent to return, who is still able to freely appear on both the Raw and SmackDown brands.
With his free agent status still in play, it could mean that he is a future challenger for either the Universal Championship or the WWE Championship, so it will be interesting to see how he interacts with Lesnar and Mahal if he does end up being the special guest referee for this match.