We're now less than three weeks away from WrestleMania 35 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but WWE reportedly hasn't settled on an opponent for one of its top superstars.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Live (h/t Ringside News), WWE has yet to decide on who will face 16-time world champion John Cena at WrestleMania. It's been noted that some of the rumored opponents for Cena have been booked for other matches,
There was speculation that Cena could face Kurt Angle in the latter's retirement match, but the Olympic gold medalist revealed Baron Corbin as his opponent on Monday Night Raw. Samoa Joe has another rumored opponent for Cena, but he's booked to defend the United States Championship against Rey Mysterio instead.
It should be noted that multiple outlets have reported that Corbin won't actually be Angle's opponent, so if that changes, it's possible Cena gets the honor of facing the Hall of Famer in his final match instead. Meltzer also speculated that Cena and Angle could team up, with Samoa Joe, Corbin and Bobby Lashley being listed as possible opponents.
Alfred Konuwa of Forbes recently reported that WWE could have up to 17 matches on its WrestleMania card. So far, only 10 matches have been announced - and major superstars like Cena, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and The Undertaker haven't been given an opponent yet.
Cena has been up filming his latest movie - Playing With Fire - in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite the difficult and busy schedule, WWE will manage to get one of its top superstars to appear at WrestleMania 35. The only question now is who he's going to compete against, and when WWE will announce it.
What This Means
If WWE is truly looking to get 17 bouts on the card, then we have to assume that they're in the stages of finalizing all the matches. A superstar like Cena needs time to build up his WrestleMania match, and time is running out for that to happen. With that, fans can only hope that WWE will reveal his opponent before long.