John Cena started a frenzy this afternoon by telling his more than 2.2 million Twitter followers that he will make an historic announcement tonight on Raw. The popular superstar didn't leave any other hints as to what he would talk about.
Although the WWE could go any number of different directions with this, three potential announcements immediately stand out as likely candidates.
The first, and most probable in my opinion, would be Cena talking about granting his 300th wish. His work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation has received plenty of publicity over the years and will ultimately be his lasting legacy when his wrestling career ends.
He has granted more wishes than any other celebrity in the program's history. Even though diehard wrestling fans have come to loathe Cena's character over the years, his work outside the ring should be respected by every WWE fan.
Having him spotlight the accomplishment would give the company a chance to highlight a positive influence it's had in the community. Cena doesn't grant the wishes so he can take a victory lap, but the WWE can't pass up a chance at good publicity.
Another possible option, which would be more historic in a wrestling sense, is Cena taking some time off. He's been working a grueling schedule for years—as he often noted in his promos against The Rock—and might be due for some time off.
The colorful star has been going through a pretty ugly divorce from his wife recently, and it might have finally reached a point where he needs to get away for a little while to sort everything out before fully committing himself back to the ring.
While Cena would obviously be written off television in a different manner without mentioning his personal life, it's tough for somebody like him to stay out on the road on a daily basis when he's got other issues to deal with. It has to be taking a mental toll.
Since the next pay-per-view will feature the Money in the Bank ladder matches, which really aren't a good fit for Cena, and title matches that he doesn't have a place in, now would be the perfect time for him to sit on the sidelines if he needs to.
What will the big announcement be?
That would still put him on pace to return for SummerSlam in August.
Finally, the WWE announced today it reached an agreement with ION television for a Wednesday night show. "WWE Main Event" is the title, and, based on the description, it sounds a lot like the current Superstars show format.
In typical hyped fashion, Cena could unveil the show as a "historic" third part of weekly programming, even though Superstars was once broadcast to a wider audience as well.
Even though the announcement could take more of a storyline angle, one of these three scenarios seem far more likely given the cryptic nature of his tweet.
My best guess would be the Make-A-Wish Foundation record.