After spending several months in China filming a new movie, John Cena is finally getting ready to return to the ring in just a few more days. Cena has been involved in creating the Project X film with Jackie Chan, but WWE announced earlier this week that Cena will be going back on the road for numerous live events and TV appearances in throughout late 2018/early 2019. The multi-time world champion posted a message on Twitter informing fans that filming for his upcoming movie officially wrapped earlier today. However, before Cena does come back to the ring, he will be promoting the Bumblebee movie that he also appears in. After that, WWE fans will be able to see “The Champ” competing once again.
160 days ago I landed in ???? to film w @EyeOfJackieChan today is the final day of that project. An experience I’ll never forget. I’ll have 1 day home then ? to promote @bumblebeemovie until it’s release 12/21 then, I truly return home @WWE @TheGarden 12/26 #HLR #NeverGiveUp ????
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 24, 2018
Potentially groundbreaking news was revealed earlier this week when trademarks relating to a possible new promotion created by The Elite were discovered. All Elite Wrestling is reportedly set to launch at some point in 2019, and it has even been noted that a number of current WWE Superstars may be interested in joining the promotion if it ends up taking off. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned that WWE has already taken precautions. The company first reportedly took notice of The Elite’s power during the All In show earlier this year. The company also supposedly tried to prevent ROH/NJPW from running their joint show in Madison Square Garden during WrestleMania 35 weekend.
“If you look at that [WWE] roster there’s a lot of guys WWE’s
gonna really try to double down and try and make sure that they extend
people’s contracts. You know I expect a lot of change from the WWE from
three days ago. You know?” Meltzer said before adding,
“It’s on [Vince McMahon’s] radar, don’t kid yourself. Once the MSG
show happened and [WWE] blocked it and [ROH] got it and it got
unblocked, everything’s been on his radar. That’s why ACH and these guys
that they’ve known about for ten years all of a sudden they’re signed
now that weren’t being signed before.”
Rey Fenix, along with his brother Pentagon Jr, have become tow of the most sought-after wrestlers on the entire planet. Fenix and Pentagon have competed for Lucha Underground, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and several other promotions over the past few months, but it looks like one of the Lucha Bros. may have to sit on the sidelines for a while. Lucha Central has just reported that Fenix will be out for the remainder of 2018 due to an injury. Fenix is believed to have received a groin injury during his match against Cavernario at CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata tournament. There is no word on exactly how long Fenix is expected to be out for beyond the end of the year, so hopefully, he’ll be able to make a full recovery by early 2019.