It looks like a very interesting match-up could be in the works for John Cena at WrestleMania 35. Courtesy of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, chatter behind-the-scenes hinted at a bout between Cena and NXT call-up Lars Sullivan. Sullivan was scheduled to make his main roster debut on the January 7th RAW from Orlando.
The Observer notes that Sullivan didn’t show up at the arena, or he did and wound up leaving shortly after, because of an anxiety attack. It was noted that WWE’s front office is a lot more understanding of mental health issues after their experiences with Mauro Ranallo. Sullivan was spoken to and things were able to be smoothed over.
Sullivan was then set for a dark match at the January 8th SmackDown Live tapings. However, instead of going to Jacksonville, Sullivan ended up flying back home to Colorado. Not much else is known about the situation other than that. Initially, Sullivan was scheduled to receive a monster push on the main roster. The Cena match was confirmed, and with Cena working a part-time schedule, and Sullivan getting such a big push, logically, one could assume Sullivan were to win the bout.
Meltzer noted that, while the match was confirmed, no talk of the bout’s finish had begun this early into the process. All signs indicate that the program would’ve started at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) this month. Whether or not WWE follows through with the Cena vs. Sullivan program could depend on what happens in Phoenix.
What do you think about a possible match between Cena and Sullivan?