As we all know, John Cena has returned to the WWE being a ‘free agent’ to the company. This means that he will able to swing from Smackdown to Raw and vice-versa as per the company’s choice. This was a smart choice by the creative so that the franchise player can be utilized on both the weekly shows and live events, going forward.
The Cenation Leader is part of the Smackdown brand, for now, but he will soon appear on the house shows on Raw. The listings of his Raw-schedule are out which shows that he will be working on numerous dates for the flagship brand, going forward. This is also an indication that he might appear on Monday Night Raw, as well.
WrestlingNews.co has published the scheduled dates of John Cena performing on the Raw house shows starting from August 12th. Check out more schedules as given below:
Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine
Sunday, August 13, 2017 – DCU Center in Worchester, Massachusetts
Sunday, August 27, 2017 – Bank Corp South Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi
Sunday, September 3, 2017 -Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
There are the initial listings and we do not know as of who would be his opponent on these nights. We can expect more updates as we head towards the Summerslam PPV.
However, there’s an interesting news waiting for the WWE Universe since, at the third listed live event in the above list, John Cena will perform against Samoa Joe. The venue of the event has already started advertising the bout to sell more tickets. This is another dream match that the WWE universe always wanted to see ever since Joe signed with the WWE. Now, the company will finally arrange the bout for the fans.
This is quite an indication that upon arriving on Raw, John Cena might start feuding with the Samoan Submission Machine culminating the match in a PPV, as well. With that being said, that Joe will not be out of the spotlight even after the Summerslam PPV is over.
Also, sending John Cena to WWE Raw suggests that he would not be the one to win his scheduled match at the Summerslam PPV. Rather, he will end up having some big-time matchups on the flagship brand for the later part of the year.