WWE News: John Cena Returns to Raw This Week

Gone Baby GoneContributerOctober 6, 2012

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

That's right folks, just when you thought it was safe to watch Monday Night Raw, John Cena returns.

It appears after last week's worst rating in 15 years, that the WWE realizes how much of a commodity Cena is. Don't get me wrong, I am not a Cena fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I gotta admit the guy has clout when it comes to bringing home the bacon.

According to Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, available to F4WOnline.com subscribers (via WrestlingInc.com):

As noted before, John Cena will indeed be live at Monday's RAW from Sacramento, California. Cena has announced a Monday morning appearance on syndicated talk show "Live with Kelly & Michael." Cena posted a Tout video that indicated his interview for Kelly & Michael was pre-taped this weekend. No word yet if that's the case but if not, he will have to fly from New York to California on Monday.

F4Wonline.com reports that Cena originally was going to miss RAW this week but that changed when the low RAW rating came out last week. As noted, Vince McMahon's return is another direct response to the low rating.

This has gotta be a tough pill to swallow for the rest of WWE's main-event roster. Especially considering, this was a huge test to see if the WWE can go Cena-less until he was fully healed. Now that we know they can't, one has to wonder if they are finally going to announce Punk-Cena at Hell in a Cell.

Overall, the WWE has an extremely talented roster. Unfortunately, they haven't done enough to put over current WWE champ CM Punk to let fans know that he is more than a suitable replacement for Cena. That being said, one has to wonder if Punk's WWE championship run will be coming to an end sooner than later.

Speaking strictly business, the WWE has to do all they can to make sure their champion is a draw in all aspects. Let's face it, you can't have the face of the company turning people away. I, for one, am a Punk fan and truly feel the WWE machine has put some of its weight behind him.

However, unlike Cena, they didn't do enough to ensure fans that he was better than or even equal to Cena. The fact is, they elevated Cena above their own title at every pay-per-view for the better part of a year.

Fans tend to notice these things and some begin to wonder if their current champ is on par as the guy who closes the show. In the end, the WWE has some big decisions to make in the coming weeks and keeping the strap on Punk is one of them.