We noted before how a leaked poster revealed that John Cena will be the special guest referee for the upcoming Champion vs Champion match between Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.
Some fans argued against this decision from the company as they believed that someone like Stone Cold Steve Austin would have been a better pick to play this role, though it appears that WWE had long-term intentions behind this decision.
Per Wrestling Observer, the company is planning to do a Cena vs Mahal match at a later date and the reason to put John as a referee is to set up a future match between these two.
While it’s not clear what this means for the match at the upcoming PPV, it’s likely that Jinder will lose the upcoming match and the Cenation Leader will play a part in his defeat.
It’s worth mentioning here that Jinder Mahal will be defending the WWE Championship against AJ Styles at SmackDown this week, but these plans might have already revealed who will be victorious in that bout.