John Cena
John Cena enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn in New York City, Aug. 23, 2015. JP Yim/Getty Images

John Cena recently confirmed that he will be in New York City for a book signing on the same weekend as WrestleMania 35, in April, and it is highly likely that he will be part of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) flagship pay-per-view event.

The 16-time WWE champion is no longer a regular member of the WWE roster as he is making a transition into Hollywood. Cena only makes part-time appearances, mainly at the pay-per-view events.

He returned in December after a hiatus from the ring and made multiple appearances at live and televised events. Cena was expected to take part at Royal Rumble – WWE's first pay-per-view of the year – but an injury sidelined him for the event before a planned movie shoot took him away for a longer spell.

The Massachusetts-born wrestler continues to be one of the most popular among the WWE Universe and the promotion’s management including chairman Vince McMahon is aware that Cena’s involvement in any event will boost ticket and merchandize sales.

WWE is yet to confirm Cena’s involvement at WrestleMania, but he is expected to make an appearance. Wrestling Inc is reporting that Samoa Joe’s latest United States championship win over R-Truth and his dig about Cena in his post-fight interview could be a sign of a building feud between the multiple WWE champion and Joe.

"Let me cut you off right there," Joe said after winning his fight and winning his first title since his debut. "Accusations? No gentlemen, they were not making accusations. They were merely unanswered prayers. Because every SmackDown Superstar, they know the lengths I'll go to to win gold and they fear what I'll do to keep it.”

"You see, gentlemen, it's quite simple - the champ is not one to come out here and do dance breaks,” he added referring to R-Truth and his fascination for Cena. “I don't pander to the masses of the unexceptional, and I sure as hell ain't a man who loves John Cena. Hustle, loyalty and respect? No, no, no.”

“All my opponents will find is disrespect, for any man who has the audacity to come for the king and his crown. And to all you SmackDown Superstars who wanna lie awake at night, every night, having nightmares about the day you might step in the ring against me -- rest assured boys, I'll be along soon enough to make you all go night-night."

Meanwhile, another top superstar AJ Styles, who is out of contract in April, is also without a fight for WrestleMania 35 and reports claim that he could be pitted in a single match against Randy Orton, who has been taunting the former SmackDown Live champion during his behind-the-scenes interviews.