It was previously slated that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns would be squaring off against the returning star John Cena at next month’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view. The match has not been confirmed yet and the return of John Cena still seems to be in the air.
Will John Cena return to face Roman Reigns?
The wrestler turned actor John Cena has been away from WWE programming since his loss against Bray Wyatt/The Fiend at WrestleMania 36 last year. He is currently concentrating on his career in Hollywood.
Roman Reigns is currently entailed in a feud with Edge, who returned recently and they are set to face at upcoming Money In The Bank pay-per-view. Huge matches have been lined up for The Tribal Chief and the battle would Cena would help him cement his legacy as a top star in the company. But, the match is to be set for that which remains a doubt.
Variety recently reported that Cena is set to be a part of “Argyllle.” The film will be starring Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, and Samuel L. Jackson and will see John Cena added to the lineup.
It has been reported that shooting for the film will begin next month in Europe. SummerSlam pay-per-view is set to take place on August 21 and making an appearance for the former WWE Champion might be hard for if he is in Europe shooting that star-studded film.
There are strict quarantine measures in place when entering Europe. So it seems that it will be impossible for John Cena to make any appearances for WWE during the SummerSlam build since he is now involved in such a massive project.
Cena recently concluded the shooting for the Peacemaker HBO Max spin-off series. He also starred in the popular franchise movie, F9 which dropped in the theatres last month.
Roman Reigns has made some huge championship defense against some top stars of the company and defeating Cena would make him a top star in WWE, certainly the fans could see the iconic ‘passing the torch moment.’
Cena recently dropped a huge bombshell speaking about his return as he confirmed making a comeback to WWE. But, the time was not disclosed as he was not aware of it. We will have to see if The Leader of Cenation makes his return for the epic battle against Roman Reigns at SummerSlam pay-per-view.