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John Cena, pictured at Barclays Center in New York City on Aug. 23, 2015, might face The Miz at WrestleMania 33. Getty Images

Following the 2017 Royal Rumble, the WrestleMania 33 match card looks to be falling into place. Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg has already been made official for the pay-per-view, and a few of the other top matches aren’t difficult to predict.

There seems to be some uncertainty, however, surrounding the future plans for WWE’s biggest full-time performer. With WrestleMania 33 still nearly two months away, Cena’s opponent remains unclear.

As the current WWE Champion, Cena is in line to face Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton on April 2 in Orlando. That could change at Sunday’s PPV when Cena puts his belt on the line against five other wrestlers in the Elimination Chamber. Bray Wyatt is expected to win the WWE Championship, setting up a match between himself and Orton at WWE’s biggest event of the year.

It doesn’t seem likely that WWE will actually go through with Cena vs. Orton at WrestleMania 33. The wrestlers have already had countless main-event matches against each other over the past decade, and their singles match on the most recent edition of “SmackDown Live” indicates that they won’t be meeting again at a PPV.

According to the latest rumors, Cena will drop the belt and go on to face The Miz at WrestleMania 33. Nikki Bella and Maryse could be involved, as well, and the feud might begin during Sunday’s title match, in which The Miz will compete.

It wouldn’t be the first time that Cena and The Miz have fought at WrestleMania. They closed WrestleMania 27 in 2010 as The Rock helped The Miz retain his WWE Championship. Seven years later, their match would almost certainly be much further down the card.

But just because it’s a rumor doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Heading into the Royal Rumble, there were rumors that Cena might face Samoa Joe at WrestleMania 33. Just a few days later, Joe appeared on “Monday Night Raw,” essentially ending the possibility of that match taking place.

The other four WWE superstars competing in Sunday's Elimination Chamber match can't be completely ruled out as potential opponents for Cena. Facing AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt or Dean Ambrose seems unlikely for Cena, but a match against Baron Corbin would make sense, considering what’s happened over the last few years.

Cena faced Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 30, and he challenged Rusev for the United States Championship the following year. It was the first ever WrestleMania singles match for either WWE superstar, and that would be the case for Corbin if he got an opportunity to take on Cena. Corbin has a chance to become a top heel in the near future, and a win over the face of the company on its biggest stage would only speed up that process.

Many fans had hoped that Cena would face The Undertaker in the main event of WrestleMania 33, but it looks like Roman Reigns will get the honor of facing the Deadman. Cena was reportedly set to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, but he suffered a shoulder injury and WWE was forced to change its plans.

Whatever WWE has in store for Cena at WrestleMania 33, it probably won’t be long before plans for a match are set in motion.

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