4 Reasons why John Cena will face R-Truth at WrestleMania 35

John Cena vs R-Truth at WrestleMania 35?
John Cena vs R-Truth at WrestleMania 35?
Anirban Banerjee

16-time WWE Champion John Cena has done it all in the WWE. There are very few things that he has not achieved over the course of his 16-year tenure as the face of the company. Now, finally, he has taken a step back from the forefront of the wrestling industry, to focus instead on his career as an actor in Hollywood.

Now, for anyone who knows John Cena, this career trajectory does not come as a surprise. He was always going to make the move to Hollywood sooner or later.

However, no matter how much he stays away from WWE, Cena is also the WWE Superstar who will always return to perform in the hallowed halls of the company that has taken up half his life.

This year, John Cena appears not to have an opponent heading into WrestleMania 35. There was a WWE rumor that he might be facing Lars Sullivan, but that plan fell apart when Sullivan had a panic attack which led to him going him instead of debuting on the main roster.

So, what else can Cena do at WrestleMania 35?

Why face R-Truth of course. In fact, as unbelievable as it may seem, it appears that is the exact match that the WWE is preparing for John Cena at this year's WrestleMania.

Here are 4 reasons why John Cena will face R-Truth at WrestleMania 35.

#4 The history between Cena and R-Truth

John Cena and R-Truth faced each other for the WWE Title
John Cena and R-Truth faced each other for the WWE Title

While not many fans may remember this, there is history between John Cena and R-Truth. For a period of time in 2011, R-Truth and John Cena were involved in a feud, where R-Truth was demented and sure that there was a conspiracy against him. He even picked on fans who wore John Cena T-shirts calling them 'Little Jimmy'.

While the infamous Little Jimmy angle may be behind them, a potential feud between John Cena and R-Truth certainly excited the senses. The two of them have faced each other before, and with both being veterans of the business, it would certainly be an interesting match.


#3 The feud requires no build

John Cena vs R-Truth
John Cena vs R-Truth

One of the harsh realities when it comes to John Cena at the moment is that he hardly has any time to be in WWE. Currently shooting a movie, he would not be able to be present on SmackDown or WWE RAW week after week heading into WrestleMania 35.

As a result, he needs a ready-made feud handed to him. With R-Truth, he has exactly that. R-Truth is a veteran of the business and is quite good on the mic. He would not need Cena to come down every week.

On top of that, the feud between the two of them does not even need to be a serious one. R-Truth is a comedy character, and he plays the character extremely well. So the two could have a light-hearted feud, with Cena challenging R-Truth for the United States Championship.

This would also be a feud with which the WWE Universe would not have a problem, given that it would be fun to watch.


#2 Push the United States Championship to the WWE Universe

John Cena vs R-Truth
John Cena vs R-Truth

At the moment this may seem far away, but a match between John Cena and R-Truth for the United States Title might be the perfect way to go. It would also add to the legitimacy of the title which has been in doubt of late.

Despite the Championship being held by the Superstars like Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev, Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton, it has far too often been portrayed in the pre-show. Of late, it is not even seen on television that frequently, with the Champions not always making appearances on their shows. As a result, the Championship has lost a lot of its previous sheen and past glories.

The WWE Universe has not really had a reason to care about either the title or the Champion holding it. John Cena feuding for the Championship would be a sure way to ensure that the WWE Universe care about it once again.


#1 R-Truth hinting at hero-worshipping Cena

R-Truth asked Carmella what Cena would do
R-Truth asked Carmella what Cena would do

This week's episode of SmackDown Live saw R-Truth channel Cena when he faced Rey Mysterio and Andrade 'Cien' Almas in a Triple Threat Match.

He had laid out an Open Challenge much like Cena has over the years, and ended up becoming the one who would win the match, much to the surprise of both Rey Mysterio and Almas.

This is not the first time that he has won the United States title in a shocking manner either, having defeated both Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.

WWE is seemingly giving R-Truth quite the push, and one of the Superstars he could face next could very well be John Cena.

With R-Truth channelling his inner Cena, the real Cena might take exception and come back to test him.

This match would be entertaining for the fans, and if John Cena defeats him to become the Champion, it would only lead to the WWE Universe loving R-Truth more.

Edited by Raunak J
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