The hottest “free agent” in pro wrestling opened tonight’s (Feb. 27) with a mic in his hand. John Cena had an idea how to get to WrestleMania and he was immediately booed by the Los Angeles SmackDown crowd for his suggestion.
Cena’s grand plan? The Face That Runs The Place wanted in on next month’s Fastlane main event.
Cutting RIGHT to the chase...@JohnCena wants IN to the #WWEFastlane #Fatal5Way for the @WWE Championship! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/AryUGRFyMh— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 28, 2018
Armed with his own idea, Shane McMahon was the first to come down to the ring and welcome Cena back to the blue brand.
Check out the footwork.— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2018
Commissioner @shanemcmahon is LIVE in Los Angeles! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/ZfDBKGgzO9
Then GM Daniel Bryan came down to give his own idea before McMahon could finish his thought.
Well, if there's a match to be made... THIS is the guy that's going to do it!#SDLive @WWEDanielBryan pic.twitter.com/shZPyh5DYO— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2018
In order for John Cena to join the Fastlane main event, he must first defeat WWE Champion AJ Styles tonight on SmackDown.
.@JohnCena will be facing off against @AJStylesOrg TONIGHT for the opportunity to be in the @WWE Championship Match at #WWEFastlane! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/CgtDZAeS4k— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2018
The Fastlane pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Mar. 11, 2018, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Does Cena get to WrestleMania via defeating his former rival? Or does Styles slam the door shut on Cena’s latest Mania plans?