It’s official! John Cena will make his early, yet long anticipated return, to the ring on the Memorial Day edition of Monday Night RAW. The last time the WWE Universe saw Cena was during a brief in-ring return at WrestleMania 32 to assist ‘The Rock’ with disposing of the Wyatt Family.
So with their franchise player coming back into the fold full-time it’s time for WWE to start formalizing a plan to cash in on Cena for WrestleMania 33.
What makes WrestleMania 33 so important is that it’s being held in one of WWE’s backyards, Orlando, Florida. The super-popular NXT and the WWE Performance Center both call the area home and although the WWE Headquarters are stationed in Stanford, Connecticut, Orlando can easily be considered their “2nd home”.
Additionally, there have been rumors that a physical Hall of Fame building is in the works with many of the scuttlebutt centering on Orlando as the desired home for the WWE Hall of Fame.
There was talk that the WWE Hall of Fame would be taking over for the former home of ‘NBA City’ at Universal Orlando, but only a few days later news came out refuting the initial report. It’s clear WWE is working on a physical home for their Hall of Fame and that Orlando is the desired location.
With so much of WWE intertwined with the city of Orlando and with WrestleMania 33 taking place at the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl, WWE wants to feature major marquee matchups to draw in as much of the world’s spotlight as possible.
John Cena is the perfect candidate to pit in a legendary matchup of epic proportions that only a few superstars are able to properly handle. But the question is who Cena should be matched up with in order for WWE to maximize the most they can for WrestleMania 33?