As seen on this week’s episode of Raw, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion “Free Agent” John Cena returned to the Red Brand after over a year. The obvious reason for Cena being brought to Raw is to increase the show’s ratings, but that’s not the only reason.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Cena has been brought to Raw to elevate wrestlers and put them over, and one of the wrestlers that will get elevated by Cena is “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns. Below is what Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported:
“Vince McMahon wants Cena to elevate and give the rub to Roman Reigns. The prevailing factor behind Cena’s move to Raw is all about his opponents. The decision was not made solely because Cena is going to draw ratings, but rather because of who Cena is going to draw ratings with.”
As we have noted before, John Cena vs. Roman Reigns was once planned to take place at WrestleMania 34, but plans have changed and that match will now take place before next year’s Show of Shows. It’s possible WWE books this match at the upcoming Raw exclusive PPV, No Mercy 2017.
The Cena vs. Reigns match was teased on this week’s episode of Raw and the two teamed up to defeat the team of Intercontinental Champion The Miz & Samoa Joe in the main event. You can watch it below:
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