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WWE News: John Cena and Samoa Joe set to square off at Madison Square Garden

The WWE Universe will be treated to a dream match later this year.


Samoa Joe will square off against John Cena in New York in December
Samoa Joe will square off against John Cena in New York in December

What’s the story?

With WWE set to host a show at the Madison Square Garden in New York, following this year’s Christmas, the company’s officials have decided to reveal the second match for the MSG show in December.

The WWE Universe in New York will get to witness a historic match between former 16 time WWE World Champion John Cena who is all set to go toe-to-toe against the first ever two-time NXT Champion Samoa Joe.

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Samoa Joe and John Cena have a lot of history with each other; the two men have known each other for a very long time thanks to their working relationship in Ultimate Pro Wrestling back in the 2000’s.

Joe himself has previously stated that Cena was first hired by the WWE after his match against Samoa Joe, that took place 18 years ago and based on Cena’s performance in that particular match, WWE decided to offer Cena a contract.

Earlier this year, both Joe and Cena also faced each other for the first time in 18 years in a house show that took place in August.

The heart of the matter

The MSG has always been special to the WWE and the WWE Universe. Fans have already witnessed many historic moments inside the Madison Square Garden throughout the years, and in December they will get to witness a dream match taking place in the Madison Square Garden as Samoa Joe will lock horns with John Cena.

WWE has previously revealed two matches for the MSG show in December which will feature a mega six-man tag team match between The Shield and The Bar & Bray Wyatt and also a colossal one-on-one bout between Braun Strowman and Kane.

Samoa Joe and John Cena have now also been added to the show, as the two men will face each other only for the second time in a WWE ring.

Other than that, other big names such as Finn Balor, The Miz, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Asuka and much more are also scheduled to appear in New York after Christmas.

What’s next?

However, as of right now both Samoa Joe and John Cena will look to focus on the upcoming Survivor Series match between Team Raw and Team Smackdown. Joe will represent the red brand, whereas Cena will sport Smackdown’s blue, come November 19th.

On the other hand, fans also should not rule out the possibility of a preview between Joe and Cena as the two could possibly face off against each other during their Survivor Series match.

Author’s Take

Personally, I would like to see Joe and Cena start off a feud with each other on TV, instead of just facing each other in-house shows. But, there is no doubt that New York will be treated to a dream match between the former NXT Champion and the leader of the Cenation.


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