It's been well documented over the last few months that John Cena's schedule with WWE is getting lighter and lighter.
After finishing up his feud with AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose, for now at least, Cena has gone away from SmackDown LIVE in order to focus on filming the second series of 'American Grit'.
The TV series is expected to take up most of Cena's time for the next couple of months, which also means he's likely to miss Survivor Series.
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Cena was initially planned for the big event later this month, but in recent weeks he's been removed from the advertising, which means he's either been pulled from the show, or he's going to be used as a surprise entrant.
However, with Daniel Bryan already naming his five-man team, it's very unlikely that Cena will be present.
With Survivor Series out the picture, and December's TLC pay-per-view also not in his bookings, Cena may not appear on WWE TV until January 2017, which would see him return just in time for the Royal Rumble.
Now, Cena could be a surprise entrant in the 30-man match, or he could have a pre-arranged match, with it being well known that he will continue to feud with Styles once he returns.
As of yet, that isn't known, but what is known is that he will be appearing at a live event before 2017 arrives.
Yes that's right. Although he's not scheduled for any TV appearances, Cena is booked for a live event on December 26, where it's being advertised that he'll face Styles and Ambrose in a triple threat match.
The Boxing Day live event is being held at Madison Square Garden, a venue fit for a name like John Cena.
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