Bengaluru, March 11: It's no secret that John Cena has transitioned into the role of a part-timer in the WWE. This comes as a result of him carrying the company on his shoulder for the better part of two decades as he now hands over the franchise baton to Roman Reigns. He performs during the big PPV seasons like Summerslam or Wrestlemania and spends the rest of the time in Hollywood.
Also, a 'free agent' tag is attached to him by virtue of which he can perform on both Raw and Smackdown Live. No other superstar has the privilege of doing so, officially. This is why he could move to the blue brand of the company after failing to win the Elimination Chamber PPV and got added to the Fastlane PPV match card.
Now the question remains whether he would stick to Smackdown for the entire Wrestlemania season. In recent times, rumours started to flow that the dream feud between The Undertaker and John Cena might take place from Tuesday Nights show instead of the flagship show considering there are already some big feuds on WWE Raw.
However, the current schedule of the Cenation Leader does not suggest that, at all. He is not advertised for any of the Smackdown-exclusive live events or televised editions, going forward. So, it is almost certain that once Fastlane PPV gets over, he will no longer be attached to the brand.
Rather, the only shows he would perform en route to Wrestlemania will be the Raw-exclusive house shows. This includes a big event on March 16th where Nikki Bella would return to team up with him to take on one team from Mixed Match Challenge, Elias, and Bayley. These advertisements do indicate the Wrestlemania angle stored for John Cena will not be a championship storyline.
Since, he would no longer be seen on Smackdown Live, it's evident that at Fastlane PPV, he will not win the WWE Championship match. So, the storyline with the Undertaker is evident to begin, at one point. The possibilities of having Rey Mysterio as his opponent are ruled out since the latter one is out of action due to injury.
Also, the advertisements are showing that the post-Wrestlemania episode of WWE Raw would be the last appearance for John Cena, for now. From that point onwards, no show will feature him either on Raw or Smackdown. So, this is going to be one final appearance for him in New Orleans to go into another hiatus from WWE.