John Cena's opponent for the Australia Super Show-Down in October has been revealed and it's none other than his long-time rival, Kevin Owens.
Cena and Owens have had no shortage of their run-ins. When Owens first debuted on the main roster in WWE, he used Cena as a way to make name for himself. Shockingly defeating Cena in his debut match, Owens immediately cemented himself as a potential star and Cena was seen as a talent finally prepared to put over new stars. It became one of the first signs WWE was moving in another direction, no longer relying on Cena to carry the company.
Their match led to a feud in which Owens cited his jealousy that his son was Cena's biggest fan. The two faced each other in multiple matches afterward but since Owens has moved on to become one of the WWE's most respected heels, and Cena has essentially left WWE for Hollywood.
Still wanting to be part of WWE, Cena was announced as returning to the company in September for their Shanghai show and has now been announced as not only part of the Super Show-Down in Australia, but, according to WrestleZone, he and Owens will revisit their in-ring chemistry one more time.
WWE's Super Show-Down is their second major internationally promoted event in 2018, with the Greatest Royal Rumble taking place just after WrestleMania 34 in April. A wildly financially successful venture for WWE, these types of shows may become more commonplace for the company and with Cena still considered a marketable draw for WWE — perhaps more so now that he's a movie star — it makes sense Vince McMahon would ensure his participation.
Owens meanwhile is virtually guaranteed to have a strong match with anyone and win or lose, his reputation as one of the companies top heels makes him the perfect fit for Cena.
The show itself will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world. WWE has already announced The Undertaker to face Triple H for the last time ever, plus appearances by Ronda Rousey, Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Nia Jax, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, and Australian tag team Billie Kay & Peyton Royce of The IIconics.