That’s how they’re getting rid of him. Over the last few weeks, it’s been made clear that some people aren’t happy with WWE running Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia this Friday. One of those people seems to be John Cena, who has been rumored to not be working the show at all. This presents a problem considering Cena was announced for the World Cup Of Wrestling tournament. You can’t have a seven person tournament so we now have a replacement.
This week on Monday Night Raw, Baron Corbin announced that Bobby Lashley would be replacing Cena in the World Cup of Wrestling on Friday. Corbin was pleased that Lashley attacked Finn Balor, who had disrespected Corbin earlier in the night. The only reason that Corbin gave for taking Cena out of the tournament was Cena never qualified for the tournament in the first place.
Opinion: You knew this was coming and Lashley (Lash-ley! Lash-ley!) is as good of a choice as there is to replace Cena. I understand why Cena isn’t going to the show as just like the Rock, that’s what he would be asked about over and over on talk shows instead of his next movie. Cena is one of the only names cable of doing this and getting away unscathed and I can’t argue at all with him taking advantage of that status.
Are you glad Cena dropped out? Who will win the tournament? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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