October 15th’s live event marks the last scheduled working date for John Cena, before he goes off for a time off to film the next season of his reality television series, American Grit. He is expected to make his return in time for Survivor Series or make an appearance directly at the event itself.
A lot has been said about John Cena’s character and the way his position in the WWE has changed over the years. After years of the WWE trying to push John Cena as the face that runs the place and the face of the company for almost 10 years, WWE is slowly focusing on building newer stars like Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. They are all well supported by newer talents like Neville, Bray Wyatt. John Cena on the other hand seems to have taken a back seat in terms of main event matches and his push within the company. After years of him being shoved down our throats, it looks like the WWE has realized that it was enough and stopped doing it.
And while there have been reports about Cena working a part time schedule or a limited schedule like Chris Jericho’s, Cena has not commented or confirmed it. He still leads the merchandize sales and has a huge fan base especially amongst the kids and young adults. There have been reports that a section of the creative wants Cena to turn heel and also have him form a sort of a stable to deal with the newer talents who are receiving a push.
Cena has been a constant heel since 2005 unlike his peers like Randy Orton, Big Show, Kane, Brock Lesnar and even his girlfriend, Nikki Bella. Vince appears to be hell bent on having Cena continue as a face as having him turn heel would affect merchandize sales and also have the WWE lose out on young kids and make a wish requests.