John Cena's status for WrestleMania 35 has been up in the air for a while, but we finally know that the 16-time World Champion will indeed be there on Apr. 7.
Appearing on the Oh, You Didn't Know Wrestling Show (h/t Ringside News), Brad Shepard said that a WWE source informed him that "we'll still get Cena" for WrestleMania 35.
Cena is finishing up his latest movie Playing With Fire, currently being filmed in Canada. It's been reported that filming will be done on Apr. 1, giving him less than a week to get ready for WrestleMania.
But the good news for wrestling fans is that we will get to witness the future Hall of Famer on the Grandest Stage of Them All once again. Given the uncertainty of Cena's future in WWE, one wonders if he'll finally break Ric Flair's record and become a 17-time World Champion. If there's a time and place for Cena to make history, WrestleMania 35 would be it.
It's also quite possible that Cena simply goes up against a fellow wrestling legend - similar to last year when he took on The Undertaker in a losing effort. Of course, it's anybody's guess which other wrestling icons and part-timers Cena would go up against.
A large bulk of the WrestleMania 35 card has already been set, and it's unlikely that Cena will end up challenging Daniel Bryan for his WWE Championship. It's quite possible the creative team will wind up coming up with something fairly last minute for Cena. They have two months to do so.
What This Means
The Undertaker reportedly isn't part of the WrestleMania plans right now, and Triple H is injured and unlikely to take part as he recovers from a torn pectoral. Not having Cena this year would have been another letdown for the old-timer fans, but thankfully, we'll actually get to "see" the future Hall of Famer at MetLife.