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John Cena Expected To Face NXT Star At WrestleMania 36, Matches With Sting & Hulk Hogan Turned Down

John Cena WrestleMania 35

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 29, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.

Here’s the card:

Pedro Morales vs. Don Muraco

Ivan Koloff vs. Barry Hart

Ray Stevens vs. S.D. Jones

Buddy Rose vs. Pete Sanchez

Tony Garea & Eddie Gilbert vs. Charlie Fulton & Mac Rivera

Big John Studd vs. Miguel Feliciano

• John Cena Expected To Face NXT Star At WrestleMania 36, Matches With Sting & Hulk Hogan Turned Down

According to The Dirty Sheets, plan for John Cena vs. Lars Sullivan match has been cancelled two years in a row now.

WWE officials were planning to do Cena vs. Sullivan at WrestleMania 35 last year, but the match got nixed due to Lars’ anxiety issues.

This match was being planned again for WrestleMania 36, but plans got nixed once again as Lars’ return has been postponed indefinitely after fans became aware of his past in adult movies.

WWE is now planning to do John Cena vs. Velveteen Dream at WrestleMania 36. However, this match happening depends on how fast Dream can recover from his back injury.

John Cena vs Velveteen Dream - WrestleMania 36

Word going on is that Dream’s rehab hasn’t progressed as well as many in WWE hoped. If Dream isn’t able to get ready in time, then WWE will work on something else for Cena as Cena has made it clear to WWE that he wants to work WrestleMania 36.

There were pitches made for John Cena vs. Sting and John Cena vs. Hulk Hogan, but both got turned down as Vince McMahon wants Cena to work with a full-timer and put him over.

If WWE can’t pick a suitable opponent for Cena (if Dream doesn’t recover in time), then he might end up doing something similar to what he did at WrestleMania 35 last year.

Also Read: TLC Match & More Expected For WrestleMania 36

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