John Cena and The Undertaker were on the card for WWE’s recent Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, with both losing their respective matches. While Cena has been the company’s top star for 10 years and The Undertaker has been a part-time performer in this decade, only the Deadman will be appearing on WWE TV in the near future.
It’s been rumored for weeks that Cena was set to take a hiatus from WWE, and that seems to be the case since the 15-time world champion didn’t appear on the most recent edition of “Monday Night Raw.” Alberto Del Rio won the United States Championship from Cena at Hell in a Cell, defeating him clean as part of the U.S. Open Challenge.
It was initially reported that Cena would be gone from WWE until their holiday tour in late December, but new reports suggest that the face of the company will only miss one PPV. According to F4WOnline, Cena will likely return at the TLC PPV on Dec. 13, facing Del Rio in a rematch for the U.S. Title.
Cena is expected to be gone for all of November, meaning he won’t have a match at Survivor Series on Nov. 22. Brock Lesnar is also expected to be off the card, and the former UFC Champion might not make his way back onto WWE TV until 2016, just ahead of the Royal Rumble. With two of WWE’s top stars set to miss one of the “Big Four” PPV’s, it looks like WWE is turning to The Undertaker to add some star power to the event.
After The Undertaker lost to Lesnar in the main event of Hell in a Cell, he was attacked by the Wyatt Family. The following night, Kane confronted Bray Wyatt, and he suffered the same fate as his half-brother. With the next PPV less than a month away, WWE is likely building towards a Survivor Series match pitting the Brothers of Destruction against the Wyatt Family.
Because Wyatt has been joined by Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman, at least one wrestler is likely to team up with The Undertaker and Kane. There’s been speculation that it could be Sting, who was last seen when he lost to Seth Rollins at Night of Champions.
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Sting was injured in that WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, and it’s unknown if he will be physically able to compete in a match at Survivor Series. But adding him to the card would make for an historic match, considering the names involved, and it could set up a potential WrestleMania 32 match.
Now that The Undertaker’s feud with Lesnar has ended, it’s clear the two won’t meet again at WrestleMania 32. The Undertaker vs. Sting has been a dream match of wrestling fans for years, and the seeds for a feud could be planted if they tag together at Survivor Series.
If Sting doesn’t get involved, the match could be used to set up The Undertaker vs. Kane at WrestleMania 32. They’ve already faced off on WWE’s biggest stage twice.