John Cena News: WWE teases inter-gender match with 16-time champion
What's the story?
Once upon a time, inter-gender matches were quite commonplace in WWE. It's a new era where violence upon women, even in kayfabe, is frowned upon, and hence, inter-gender matches are few and far between these days.
In case you didn't know...
Believe it or not, Becky Lynch and James Ellsworth did take each other on in an inter-gender match, not long ago. While such was the contest on paper, it was booked in such a manner that Lynch got all the offense in.
Inter-gender matches are quite common in the independents. Lucha Underground is a TV program that books many contests between men and women, where both competitors are booked in a competitive manner.
John Cena and Becky Lynch teamed up on SmackDown Live last week against Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Zelina Vega, but Lynch ended up tossing Cena out of the ring at the tail end of the match.
The heart of the matter
The interaction between John Cena and Becky Lynch last week set the internet on fire, especially after Cena put Becky over in a post-match interview, saying that a younger John Cena would have done the same. Capitalising on the momentum of the trending topic, WWE went ahead and teased a future match:
WWE went on to ask the WWE Universe whom they would pick if the two were to face each other. As one would expect, almost unanimously, the WWE Universe picked Becky Lynch. One fan even went on to suggest the following:
In my opinion, this match will not play out in the current era. It's just WWE teasing us about what could be. I love inter-gender matches and would have certainly loved to see this contest.
Should WWE allow inter-gender matches in the future? What do our readers think?