John Cena is a 16-time WWE Champion and poised to be on the breaking point of making it big in Hollywood. He’s a nationally known celebrity at this point and a household name. Cena isn’t just Big Match John anymore because now he’s Big Everything John (get your mind out of the gutter).
Even if the season premiere of John Cena’s “American Grit” didn’t do that well in the ratings Cena seems to be doing just fine. Besides, the ratings for American Grit could have been affected by competition that people would rather watch like the biggest hockey game of the year for instance.
When John Cena comes back from his latest WWE hiatus he will no longer be exclusive to SmackDown Live. Apparently John Cena is now a free agent and WWE’s Cathy Kelley recently investigated exactly what that will mean.
In then end Kelley wasn’t able to figure out much. She proposed the fact that Cena’s SmackDown appearance on July 4th might just be a goodbye to the blue brand. They also jokingly implied John Cena might sign to the Golden State Warriors. But in all reality, it could just boil down to WWE needing John Cena and the ratings boost he brings for both shows.
Whatever the reason, John Cena’s free agency is certainly an interesting situation. It’s been nice how WWE has been able to stick to brand exclusivity to the best of their ability barring a couple of programs including Undertaker inexplicitly jumping to Raw to put over Roman Reigns. All will be revealed in time but as this free agent situation develops it is sure to turn into something big because it involves John Cena.
Roman Reigns has an announcement on Monday Night so he could always call out John Cena even though that theory has been pretty much put to rest at this point. Creative direction in WWE can change all the time though, but they need to know what they’re doing by July 4th when John Cena shows up on SmackDown Live.
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