The WWE are looking to rebound from a disappointing Battleground in a big way. The company will be bringing back its biggest active star to Hell in a Cell four months early. John Cena is coming home!
[adinserter block=”1″]The WWE casually dropped the news on Monday Night RAW. Vickie Guerrero told Alberto Del Rio that his opponent at Hell in a Cell would be John Cena. The match will be for Del Rio’s WWE world heavyweight championship. There wasn’t any kind of big video set up or promo which seemed a bit odd considering how big the news is.
What I find odd is how Cena is being booked here. Cena wrestling Alberto Del Rio for the WHC in his first match back is not something I would have guessed two months ago. Let’s be honest. Cena isn’t coming back and losing his big return. Cena getting a run with the WHC just seems out of left field to me.
I can’t imagine how Cena can come back and not be a part of the big angle with Triple H and Stephanie. After all he is the top dog and face of the company. So why is he getting a run with the WHC title? I am also wondering how can they stretch this angle out until WrestleMania. Holding Cena out until January would have done the trick. Cena back now greatly escalates the storyline.
The reaction on social media wasn’t very welcoming for Cena. Fans are already groaning at the idea of him coming back early. I am no Cena fan but I get it. I know that a lot of fans would rather have Daniel Bryan and CM Punk be the focus of RAW but the numbers don’t lie. The buyrates have not been good and the ratings other than a good week here and there have not been good either. As a business I completely understand why you’d want Cena back. I see no problem with the move on the WWE’s side. Why wouldn’t they want him back?
Hell in a Cell looks like it will be much bigger than anything since SummerSlam. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will also be returning that night. Michaels will be the special guest referee for the Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton WWE championship main-event. It is obvious that this was the plan from the start if you follow the progression of the storyline. I can’t say I wasn’t pulling for Bob Backlund.
[adinserter block=”2″]I also think that they are building towards a Triple H vs. The Big Show match at Hell in a Cell. Nothing has been announced but it certainly looks like they’re going that way if you watched RAW on Monday. I can’t imagine Show KO’ing Hunter and Hunter not getting any kind of revenge. I would also not be surprised to see Vince McMahon somehow get involved either by or the night after Hell in a Cell.
All in all this could be one of the biggest Hell in a Cell shows in years. They’ll certainly need it coming off of the disaster of Battleground.
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