A new WWE TV series, documentary genre, is coming to Peacock. This series was created by none other than John Cena, who should also be the protagonist. Prior to his premiere, WWE has already filed the trademark rights for his name in court.
“WWE Evil” is the name of the new series, which will see Cena in the role of executive producer, but also of the narrator. The series is described as "a humorous 'psychological exposure' into the minds of the most diabolical antagonists in WWE history and their impact on mainstream culture."
John Cena was last seen on WWE TV in August
John Cena was last seen on WWE TV in August when he took on Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title at SummerSlam. The former champion is not returning to the ring any time soon but was at SmackDown this past week after the show went off the air.
While speaking with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show recently, John Cena confirmed the return was a short-term plan. He added that the schedule was right as he had a month off and WWE checked if he wanted to have a short run in the company.
On September 12, WWE filed a trademark for "WWE Evil" as part of entertainment services. Here is the description: “The WWE EVIL trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of entertainment services, which is a professional wrestling show.
Entertainment services, namely the production and display of professional wrestling events rendered live and via broadcast media, including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of broadcast media; providing wrestling news and information via broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of broadcast media.
Sports and entertainment information via broadcast media, including television and distributed via various platforms through multiple forms of media. Supply through a website in the field of information on sports entertainment”.
A date for the first installment of the new "WWE Evil" show has yet to be confirmed for the project. John Cena currently finished his most recent WWE run at SummerSlam last month. His return to the ranks of the company led to a brief, intense challenge with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, who faced him and defeated him in the biggest event of the summer.
As mentioned above, this is not the first time that John Cena has appeared off-air since his return at Money in the Bank 2021. Fans and critics were both surprised to see Cena wrestling in dark matches when he could easily wrestle live on television. The 16-time World Champion seems considerate enough to give TV time to the full-time superstars on the roster.