John Cena’s time in WWE could be limited as the Hollywood writer’s strike nears its end.
John Cena appeared on WWE television once again when he was part of the 1st of September edition of SmackDown taking out Jimmy Uso in the process. Cena has been advertised for SmackDown appearances straight through until the end of October but he has also appeared as a special referee at Payback for the match between LA Knight and The Miz.
Cena has competed twice now since his return teaming with Seth Rollins at Superstar Spectacle in India to defeat Imperium and after SmackDown in Denver went off the air he teamed with AJ Styles to conquer Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa.
The sixteen-time champion of the world has been advertised for the upcoming Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia in the first week of November but his time in the company could be at an end after that following movement in the Hollywood writer’s strike.
John Cena could be heading back to Hollywood
It is widely accepted that Cena has only been able to return to WWE for an extended period due to the ongoing writer’s strike in Hollywood bringing productions to a halt. Now CNBC has reported that the strike could be coming to an end following talks on the 20th of September.
It is noted that both sides hope to strike a deal on Thursday, 21st of September and that sources remain optimistic that a deal will be reached. There is a warning, however, that if a deal is not reached then the strike could continue until the end of the year. That theoretically opens the door for John Cena to remain in WWE past his advertised appearances.
The Rock also took time to return to WWE on SmackDown with his schedule also freed up due to the strike. Although The People’s Champion is not scheduled or advertised to be at more shows going forward.