WWE news: John Cena's WrestleMania 36 opponent is reportedly going to be Elias

Elias and John Cena could be going one-on-one at WrestleMania

The return of John Cena is soon coming, and it's just at the right time with WrestleMania approaching.

Now he isn't the 'Super-Cena' of the mid-2000's who never seemed to lose, the 16-time world champion's appearances seem to be pretty entertaining on the rare occasion he shows his face.

Cena hasn't had a match since competing in a Fatal Four-Way on Raw back in January last year, where he put over Finn Balor on his way to challenging Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble.

He's had other things and commitments on his plate recently, such as being a huge part of the Fast & Furious franchise, and it's clear to see he's made huge movements in the world of Hollywood.

But with the Showcase of Immortals heading for Tampa on April 5 - which is where he resides - Cena feels like he just has to play a part in proceedings.

It was rumoured a few days ago that Cena's return match could be tied into the Bray Wyatt v Goldberg match that is happening next week at Super ShowDown.

John Cena is thought to be returning to WWE action after over a year away

WrestleVotes stated that Cena could face either Wyatt for the Universal Championship to try and win number 17, or go one-on-one with Goldberg in a first time ever match.

Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer though has heard something different - and many are going to find it extremely underwhelming.

Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio, per WhatCulture, that Cena's match at Mania will be against none-other than the man he confronted at last years event - Elias.

Interestingly, Meltzer added that he thinks WWE will come to their senses and end up giving Cena a different opponent, but apparently that is the match that is currently listed - and it feels slightly underwhelming.

John Cena and Elias interacted at WrestleMania 35

Elias is being built back up as a babyface on SmackDown, so pitting him against Cena makes little sense at all.

Their set-to at WrestleMania 35 saw Cena return as the 'Doctor of Thuganomics' and lay the verbal SmackDown on The Drifter, but you'd have thought that ship would've sailed a long time ago.

There's still time for WWE to change their mind on Cena's Mania plans, and a lot of fans will be hoping that that is exactly what they do!

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