Cena not scheduled to appear on RAW
John Cena and Roman Reigns have had a confrontation in the ring for three weeks in a row on WWE RAW. That most likely will not be happening on Monday’s go-home episode of RAW before WWE No Mercy on September 24th. Cena will be heading to China this weekend for Sunday’s SmackDown Live Event in Shenzhen. Monday’s episode of RAW is in San Jose, California. A flight from Shenzhen to San Jose would take roughly 17 hours. Cena was beatdown by Braun Strowman on this past Monday’s episode of RAW and WWE could use that to explain why Cena is not on the show.
Rusev and Randy Orton to continue their feud
Rusev has lost two PPV matches in a row since returning from injury. He lost to John Cena in a Flag match at WWE Battleground. Rusev then lost in embarrassing fashion to Randy Orton at WWE SummerSlam. Rusev attacked Orton before the match, but when the bell rang Orton immediately hit the RKO for the victory. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rusev is expected to continue his feud with Randy Orton heading into WWE Hell in a Cell next month.
On Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown, Rusev was interviewed backstage. During the interview, Rusev discussed his loss to Randy Orton at SummerSlam and stated that it was the biggest loss of his career. Rusev said that he has lost his killer instinct, but he knows what he has to do to get it back. Rusev claimed that he was going to “break a legend” and walked away.