In a surprising turn of events, John Cena, the 16-time world champion, made an unannounced appearance at WWE's Money in the Bank premium live event held at the O2 in London. During his appearance, Cena energetically engaged with the crowd and sparked speculation about the possibility of WrestleMania, WWE's grandest annual event, heading across the pond to the United Kingdom in the future.
The wrestling community took notice, including WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, who shared his insights on Cena's comments during a recent episode of SiriusXM's "Busted Open Radio."
John Cena Remarks
Henry expressed his belief that Cena's remarks were a strategic move, fueled by gamesmanship, and potentially a response to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) staging their highly anticipated event, All In, at London's historic Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 27.
Notably, Wembley Stadium has not hosted a professional wrestling event since WWE's SummerSlam 1992 pay-per-view, where The British Bulldog triumphed over Bret "The Hitman" Hart in a memorable main event to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
As of now, All In has reportedly sold over 60,000 tickets, despite no matches being announced yet. Following Cena's appearance, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's Chief Content Officer, addressed the media during the post-Money in the Bank press conference.
When questioned about the potential for WrestleMania to take place in London, Triple H emphasized the famous phrase "never say never." He acknowledged the intent behind Cena's comments but cautioned that the logistical challenges of hosting WrestleMania outside the United States were far more complex than they might appear at first glance.
Mark Henry's analysis of Cena's WrestleMania talk suggests that WWE may be consciously responding to AEW's bold move in choosing Wembley Stadium as the venue for their upcoming event. While Henry acknowledged the competitive nature of the wrestling industry, he also emphasized that AEW's success in London was yet to be proven.
With the wrestling world abuzz over the potential expansion of WrestleMania to international locations, only time will tell if the fervent aspirations of WWE, AEW, and their respective superstars will materialize into unforgettable events for fans around the globe.