The WWE Universe has been treated to more of John Cena on weekly TV, and it appears that this exciting run will lead to a high-profile showdown at the Royal Rumble. According to reports from BWE (via Wrestle Ops), the current plan is for the Cenation Leader to face Solo Sikoa at the premium live event in January.
John Cena’s return to WWE, in the absence of Roman Reigns, has been a game-changer for the company, with his star power shining brightly once again. Cena recently made a memorable appearance at a WWE Live Event in India, where he headlined the show alongside Seth Rollins and received thunderous reactions from the audience.
Cena’s resurgence in WWE extends beyond the ring, as he has been actively engaged with the product, making appearances like the one on this week’s SmackDown. What caught the attention of fans and insiders alike was the company’s intriguing angle featuring Cena and Solo Sikoa, hinting at a potential first-time-ever clash.
Solo Sikoa vs John Cena is looking to be the direction for the 2024 Royal Rumble. (BWE) pic.twitter.com/aygUfh6B3m
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) September 16, 2023
Reports from BWE suggest that this direction could culminate in Solo Sikoa being John Cena’s opponent at the 37th edition of the Royal Rumble, set to take place on January 27, 2024, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
With the return of John Cena, WWE is making a strategic move to utilize his star power to elevate a promising prospect. Solo Sikoa has emerged as one of the brightest superstars on the roster, and sharing the ring with a future Hall of Famer like Cena could prove to be a career-defining moment for the Bloodline member.
What happened with John Cena on this week’s WWE SmackDown?
The closing segment of SmackDown featured John Cena as the guest on “The Grayson Waller Effect,” but it was Solo Sikoa who made a memorable impact. The 30-year-old unleashed a superkick on Cena and, alongside Jimmy Uso, delivered a ruthless beatdown on the veteran WWE star. AJ Styles eventually came to Cena’s rescue, leading to a dramatic conclusion to the show with the two former rivals standing tall in the ring.
If Solo Sikoa faces John Cena at the Royal Rumble? It would be 17 years after Umaga faced Cena at the same event. pic.twitter.com/YYjD2a2ux3
— A Kenny For Your Thoughts (@_kennythoughts) September 16, 2023
While fans are undoubtedly excited about the potential clash between Styles and Cena, a Royal Rumble date between the Franchise Player and The Street Champion is a matchup that has the WWE Universe buzzing with anticipation. Do you agree that this would be the one match to watch out for at the Royal Rumble?