When WWE Nixed John Cena vs Logan Paul Plans

John Cena’s return to WWE is always accompanied by a ton of excitement. This year it appears he will wrestle Austin Theory at the show of shows, but that wasn’t always the case.

Wrestling News reported behind their Patreon paywall that there was a time when John Cena was “penciled in” to face Logan Paul. This makes sense, because there was a time when The Maverick was throwing out some subtle hints about facing John Cena in a singles match.

Sometime in the fall, WWE had Cena penciled in for a match against Logan Paul. In fact, Cena teased this on social media and Paul has stated that he would love to have a WrestleMania match with him. That was the match that was planned as of December but by January they pivoted to Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins.

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WWE is trying to build Austin Theory as a future main event name for the company. Working with John Cena at WrestleMania will give him a huge rub, and push him with the fans. A John Cena vs Logan Paul match might have been a massive marquee showdown, but it wouldn’t have done much to really help the future of the company.

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