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Cena Reportedly No longer Scheduled for SummerSlam
Despite his latest look on Uncooked, it would no longer seem as even supposing John Cena will doubtless be part of the SummerSlam card later this month.
Primarily based mostly on Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Michael Perry of ThirstyForNews.com), there’ll “nearly definitely” be no Cena on the SummerSlam card since Mr. Money in the Bank Theory has been announced because the opponent for United States champion Bobby Lashley.
Meltzer additionally famed Cena is never being marketed for any reveals currently, which is doubtless a signal that he can also simply no longer be support on WWE programming any time almost as we utter.
A few weeks in the past, Cena seemed on Uncooked to enjoy a objective appropriate time his 20th anniversary on WWE’s main roster. Cena lower a promo and additionally had some interactions with WWE Superstars, including Theory.
Theory has been calling Cena out on social media for quite some time and interestingly attempting to goad him correct into a match. Theory lower a heated promo on Cena in the locker room on Uncooked, ideally suited for Cena to trip away.
Final weekend, Theory dropped the U.S. title to Bobby Lashley at Money in the Bank, nevertheless he scored the finest victory of his profession later in the night, winning the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match to web a future world title match.
WWE is clearly positioning Theory to be a high star, so Cena is a logical opponent for him, nonetheless it could per chance also simply no longer be till a dinky bit additional down the line, presumably at next year’s WrestleMania.
Unless then, Theory will proceed his feud with Lashley and search records from to fetch support the U.S. title at SummerSlam on July 30.
McAfee Signed WWE Contract Extension Weeks Within the past
WWE announced Thursday it signed SmackDown commentator Pat McAfee to a multiyear contract extension, nevertheless the agreement used to be reportedly reached quite some time in the past.
Primarily based mostly on WrestleVotes, WWE and McAfee came to phrases “a few weeks support,” and it used to be “to the fun of each person eager.”
WrestleVotes additionally famed that WWE “knows precisely what they’ve” in McAfee and wanted to verify to retain him in the fold for the foreseeable future.
WWE did no longer expose extra phrases of the address McAfee, nevertheless the unique contract technique McAfee will proceed to raise his inviting ticket of commentary to SmackDown alongside Michael Cole for years yet to reach.
McAfee started doing work for WWE in 2018 as an analyst and even a wrestler in NXT, nevertheless in April 2021, he reached a deal to be the SmackDown coloration commentator.
The feeble NFL All-Decent punter has thrived in his position which potential that of his like a flash wit and energy, plus he has started to branch out on the WWE main roster as effectively.
McAfee confronted and defeated Theory in a match at WrestleMania 38, and now, he’s determined to face Satisfied Corbin at SummerSlam later this month.
For the past quite loads of months, McAfee has disparaged Corbin on commentary, ensuing in Corbin attacking McAfee after Money in the Bank and accepting his effort for a SummerSlam match.
Bayley Practicing for WWE Return at WWE PC
Bayley reportedly took one more step this week toward returning to the ring after lacking the past year with a torn ACL.
Primarily based mostly on PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson, Bayley used to be considered on the WWE Efficiency Heart in Orlando, Florida, “for quite loads of days earlier this week.”
A story of Bayley being on the PC came on the heels of Meltzer (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside News) reporting objective no longer too long in the past that Bayley is expected support in action “quite almost as we utter.”
Bayley tore her ACL whereas training on the PC final July, causing the cancellation of her scheduled SmackDown Girls folk’s Championship match against Bianca Belair at Money in the Bank 2021.
Sooner than getting injured, Bayley used to be on the roll of her profession, as she had previously held the SmackDown ladies folk’s title for over a year and used to be among the stay heels in WWE.
After being a cherished babyface in NXT, Bayley struggled to uncover herself in that position on the main roster, nevertheless she proved to be arguably an supreme higher villain.
With a pair of faces in Belair and Liv Morgan maintaining the ladies folk’s titles in WWE currently, now could be the suitable time for Bayley to invent her return if she is in a position to discontinue so.
Becky Lynch returned final year at SummerSlam after greater than a year off on maternity leave, and SummerSlam would presumably be the very ideally suited venue for Bayley to reach support as effectively.
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