Go to the Survivor Series archive, we're already starting to think about next year. The Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 39 are the highlights of the first part of the season, in which several great returns are expected. John Cena, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin are rumored to appear in 2023, although it's still too early to tell.
The 'Cenation leader' made his return to WWE this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his tenure with the company. His last match dates back to SummerSlam 2021, when he faced Roman Reigns. In recent years, the 16-times world champion's ring appearances have become increasingly sporadic due to his film commitments.
The various contracts prevent him from risking too much in the ring, but Cena has repeatedly reiterated that his wrestler career is not over yet. In the latest edition of The Wrestling Outlaws podcast, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo begged Triple H to bring John Cena back.
Vince Russo opens up on John Cena
“I think WWE desperately needs a champion like John Cena” – Vince Russo began bluntly. “He's still a huge superstar and he can be a huge help to the company in this transitional period.
The WWE management must think carefully about the next steps to make, as the new year is less and less left. The return of John Cena would be greeted in a fabulous way by the WWE Universe” - he added. Vince also spoke of the new course initiated by Triple H: “The Game is trying to twist the product and excite the fans by bringing back several superstars who had been released, but you can't do that every week.
It takes a deeper idea to improve the quality of the shows. What happened to Tommaso Ciampa in the last few months is the perfect example of how an athlete shouldn't be managed. Proposing so many debuts or comebacks to the WWE Universe risks becoming a boomerang over time”.
It is believed that Roman Reigns' record-breaking world title run could finally end at WWE WrestleMania 39, and EC3 recently explained why John Cena could be a great candidate to dethrone the Tribal Chief. "Here's the caveat.
Here's what you have. You have the story of becoming the 17-time world heavyweight champion, and then if you're going to pay it off, why not there. Granted, everybody would freak out because Roman has had this incredibly long run.
Like, who is going to be made on his way out? John! People would be like, 'Again, Cena s*cks!' I mean, that's a hell of a story."