According to what he promised, John Cena made his first in-ring appearance of the year in his first day of service at the main event last Friday. Ironically, who helped keep Cena’s streak of wrestling in the WWE for the last 20 years alive is Kevin Owens, the same man who made his WWE debut many years ago.
The introduction of John Cena to the WWE hits headlines and gets a big audience.
There is nothing surprising that Cena appears on the final SmackDown episode last year since it’s one of the rare times that The Tribal Chef has adapted to wrestle in a match outside special occasions.
The return to Cena, as expected, satisfied all expectations. Each match, after ten minutes (and once you remove the entrance and the final commercial) Cena gave up his usual energy and hype. More importantly, the self-conscious and professional Cena gave Owens the full attention, minimizing his involvement and bringing out the act from his partners. The match ended with Cena using one of his signature moves, the Attitude Adjustment, to wipe out Reigns as Owens used a Stunner to finish off Zayn.
Unfortunately, as much as we loved Cena’s return, it showed that years have taken their toll on the WWE superstar.
John Cena may have been the draw of the match, but he wasn’t afraid to tell Kevin Owens the spotlight.
The WWE has been limiting Cena’s appearances the past few years, whether it’s a combination of age or his status as a rising star of Hollywood. Last year, the reality was that Cena only had one wrestler; he could only keep the entire day running. We don’t think it will improve in the future, i.e. Cena is a good one-game-per-year performance until he retires a good deal.
That one thinks I should wait for the future as I see it that Cena won’t be the first to retire. We hope the new creative head, Triple H, will take time to book Cena right.
Having Cena work with Owens against Zayn and Reigns was a good move, but the WWE will be able to make the appearance of a better opponent for Cena with more hype and even better results for future appearances. The obvious answer is to pair Cena with Logan Paul, as a result of their frustration in recent months. As well, the best way to promote a full-time WWE wrestler, who can use the momentum generated from a match with Cena to attract crowds for the remainder of the year.
If Cena wins at once a year for at least the next decade, then it’s only for ten-30 minutes at a time.
Speaking of John Cena, the 16-time world champion is filming Peacemaker Season 2 (a record Cena shares with Ric Flair) that Cena’s record is now a record-holder. The new DC Studios co-head, James Gunn, insists that he isn’t recasting everybody, which many presume includes Cena’s Peacemaker.