WWE WrestleMania 33 featured signature moments for Roman Reigns, who defeated The Undertaker, and John Cena, who bought engaged to Nikki Bella.
Now, WWE’s two most polarizing stars discover their careers transferring in exact opposite instructions. Cena seems to have one foot out of the door whereas Reigns can lastly and formally name himself “the face of WWE.”
As Cena alluded to throughout his stellar promo on The Miz on final week’s SmackDown, “The Champ” is ready to take yet one more hiatus from WWE after WrestleMania 33. In what will probably be Cena’s fourth prolonged hiatus for the reason that fall of 2015, he will probably be lacking no less than two months following the pay-per-view with the intention to movie the film “The Pact,” which will probably be one among his largest film roles but to go together with his upcoming foray into animated motion pictures with his role in the soon-to-be-released Ferdinand.
In response to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc), Cena “is at the moment off promoting for SmackDown occasions starting the week after WrestleMania, together with the June eighth Cash within the Financial institution pay-per-view from St. Louis.” Pro Wrestling Sheet additionally reviews that Nikki Bella may very well be finished as a full-time performer after WrestleMania 33 as nicely.
Certain seems like two individuals making ready for all times past WWE, would not it?
Particularly after a real-life engagement at WrestleMania 33, Cena now has quite a few causes to take yet another step away from WWE. Though he has lengthy been the corporate’s prime merchandise mover and has a tremendously optimistic impact on dwell occasion attendance, he’s not round sufficient to be thought of the man in WWE.
That honor now belongs to Reigns. “The Large Canine” shouldn’t be a very good man. He is not a foul man. He is the man.
Reigns did the unthinkable and defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, and the thought behind Reigns’ controversial victory was for it to serve as a “passing of the torch” from The Undertaker. However as true as that could be, WrestleMania 33 was far more so a passing of the torch from Cena to Reigns.
Cena discovered himself concerned in a midcard match made for Complete Bellas whereas Reigns battled a person who has turn into synonymous with WrestleMania and whose match on the present is one among its largest points of interest yearly. If that is not an indication that Reigns is taking up as WWE’s No. 1 man, then what it’s?
Properly, the Wrestling Observer (h/t WrestlingInc) just lately famous the next about Reigns’ merchandise gross sales:
With John Cena now being a part-time wrestler, Reigns has been the highest merchandise vendor of all the complete time expertise and “there’s no person able to take his place.”