WWE News: John Cena vs. AJ Styles at Money in the Bank
John Cena’s return to WWE pay-per-view will be nothing short of a blockbuster encounter, as he faces AJ Styles at WWE Money in the Bank. The dream match marks not only Cena’s first official match on WWE pay-per-view since last October, but also his first time ever competing against The Phenomenal One, who has taken WWE by storm since debuting in January.
The eventuality of the bout was precipitated by Styles interrupting the Cenation leader’s comeback speech. After alluding to the fact that the future of WWE has to go through Cena, Styles — arguably the most prominent representative of WWE’s New Era — showed his true colors, joining Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows in ambushing Cena.
The Club’s 3-on-1 attack occurred just one week after Styles seemingly parted ways with his hard-hitting comrades. Though the Cenation leader made a headline-grabbing cameo at WrestleMania, his upcoming match against Styles will be the biggest test to date for his surgically repaired right shoulder.
Cena underwent surgery in January to repair a torn rotator cuff and remove loose tissue from the shoulder and, thanks to a tireless rehabilitation period, became cleared for action in record time. Despite the heroic recovery, the question remains: Will Cena’s shoulder hold up against Styles’ attack?
The Phenomenal One is not only a masterful competitor, but a dangerous one, too, and, based on The Club’s skullduggery, unpredictable. Styles has put in one remarkable performance after another, but has been unable to secure a victory on pay-per-view since February. What better way for the dynamic, high-flying veteran to earn his stripes in WWE and rebound from his consecutive main-event losses than by spoiling Cena’s return?
Don’t miss this historic battle when WWE Money in the Bank takes over the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, June 19, at 8 ET/5 PT.