John Cena‘s role for Survivor Series has been revealed.
On Wednesday morning, SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon announced that “free agent” John Cena will be the 5th and final member of Team SmackDown in the men’s traditional team elimination match.
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) November 8, 2017
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 8, 2017
It had been rumored that John Cena would be the guest referee for the Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal main event, but WWE apparently changed course and decided to book a title change for Tuesday’s SmackDown, setting up Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. new WWE Champion AJ Styles.
Rusev, who had been campaigning for the final open spot on Team SmackDown, joked that Cena qualified for the match fair and square.
Congrats to my friend John Cena who qualified for the survivor series fair and square…… go get them TIGER
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) November 8, 2017
With John Cena added to Team SmackDown, the teams are as follows:
- Shane McMahon (captain)
- John Cena
- Randy Orton
- Bobby Roode
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Kurt Angle (captain)
- Braun Strowman
- Finn Balor
- Samoa Joe
- Jason Jordan.