It has been reported that John Cena, the current United States Champion, has not been scheduled for any appearances on Raw or live events immediately following the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View. He has also been pulled from advertising for WWE’s upcoming European tour in early November. The next scheduled Cena appearance at a WWE live event is a house show in Toronto on December 30th, which means that there is a chance that he could be off WWE programming for over two months.
This is an interesting move on Cena and WWE’s part, as television ratings in recent weeks have been hitting record lows due to a combination of the return of Monday Night Football and a perception of fan apathy towards the current product. Normally, such ratings woes have resulted in WWE utilizing Cena in more high profile positions, but that would appear to not be the case this time. The Wrestling Observer has reported that Cena is taking time off for “personal reasons”, but nothing is official as of yet. WWE has not confirmed anything beyond the fact that Cena has been removed from the European tour.
Cena does not yet have an opponent for the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View, and it remains to be seen if he will lose the United States title before his hiatus potentially begins. Goliath.com will attempt to keep you updated on this situation as it develops.