One of the interesting aspects of Raw Reunion was the return of John Cena to WWE TV for the first time in months. He cut a fun promo to open the show and was then on the plane back to Hollywood, but was the first glimpse we’ve had at John’s new girlfriend.
Reports have claimed that she joined Cena backstage. Naturally, a lot of people were wondering if Nikki Bella was in attendance backstage. She wasn’t in Tampa for WWE’s show. However, some interesting details have come out about Cena’s new relationship.
According to a report from RingSideNews on Sunday, Brad Shepard claims that Cena is a lot more serious about his relationship with Shay Shariatzadeh than he ever was about Nikki Bella. Of course, Shepard doesn’t have evidence on hand to prove that fact, but it’s the perception that’s out there after John Cena brought Shay to Raw Reunion last week.
John Cena and Nikki Bella were an extremely high profile couple so it’ll be a challenge for those two to not be associated with each other in the press. Nikki is also in a brand new relationship herself so it’s going to take some adjusting for the WWE Universe.
The hope is to not compare Nikki Bella and Shay Shariatzadeh to one another. The point all wrestling analysts have taken away is that John Cena looked happy during his time at Raw Reunion. He’s rarely around these days so it’s probably enjoyable for the WWE locker room to see John and meet his new girlfriend for the first time.
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