People had been talking about the ups and downs of the rumored WrestleMania match between John Cena and the Undertaker in the past few months, until a new report changed the dynamics.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported a couple of days ago that Rey Mysterio was backstage for this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, working out a deal for his return.
The most shocking part of this article was the claim that Mysterio’s return deal includes a match at WrestleMania 34 and the person who is scheduled to face him at the show is none other than John Cena.
The site further claimed that after the Dead Man was ruled out as a possible opponent for the Cenation Leader for unknown reasons, John himself had requested to face either Rey or Samoa Joe at the Show of Shows.
With Joe being out of action due to injury, the decision was apparently made for the former Cruiserweight Champion to go against the 16 time World Champion and he is expected to finalize his deal with the company by the end of the week.
Since then the report has caused a lot of controversy with credible sources like Pwinsider and Wrestling Observer opposing these claims saying that the plans still call for Cena to face Taker at the show.
At latest, Pwinsider is reporting that while Mysterio is indeed close to finalizing a deal with the company, the report that he was backstage for Smackdown is not true.
According to the site, Triple H is the person in charge of negotiation with the former WCW Star and these two parties have been in touch ever since Mysterio’s one-off appearance at Royal Rumble.
On Wrestling Observer’s part, Bryan Alvarez commented on the matter during the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Live and said that unless Undertaker has hurt himself while training, the match is still on:
“Undertaker’s been training like crazy. Unless he tore off both his arms and legs training over the last week, that’s going to be the match. So there you go.”
Meanwhile, Barrasso has said on Twitter yesterday that he is still standing by his sources and that we should let time be the judge on this matter.
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