Well, well, well...
John Cena’s status for Survivor Series has been on-and-off for months. The most recent talk was of bringing him in as the guest referee for Brock Lesnar’s match. At the time, the Universal champion was set to face Jinder Mahal, but AJ Styles beat the Maharajah for the WWE title on SmackDown yesterday (Nov. 7).
Most observers figured AJ would join Shane McMahon’s five man elimination tag team for the Nov. 19 pay-per-view (PPV). But with The Phenomenal One now set to face The Beast Incarnate, the commissioner revealed on Twitter moments ago that he had an even bigger name to join his squad...
Further proving #SDLive is the superior brand, I'm happy to announce @JohnCena will be the 5th member of Team Smackdown at #SurvivorSeries.— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) November 8, 2017
Last we saw Cena, he was a “free agent” working Raw so he could face Roman Reigns at No Mercy in September. His rivalry with The Big Dog could explain his joining up with Team Blue... except that it doesn’t look like Reigns will be in the traditional Survivor Series match in Houston.
Unless, of course, that changes - just like other title vs. title match-ups have this week.
The plans for Survivor Series definitely seem to be fluid, Cagesiders. What do you think of this latest shake-up?