To anyone who thinks that John Cena will not actually be wrestling against Alberto Del Rio at the WWE Hell in the Cell pay-per view on October 27, that speculation can end now.
John Cena’s upcoming schedule for WWE programming is currently being floated around the internet. After the Hell in the Cell pay-per view, Cena is advertised for every Monday Night Raw and Smackdown taping leading up to the Survivor Series pay-per view. After the Survivor Series pay-per view, Cena is only advertised for Monday Night Raw.
Beyond proving that Cena’s return at Hell in the Cell pay-per view is not some angle being set up by WWE, his reported schedule indicates what may happen at the Hell in the Cell pay-per view.
Given that Cena is advertised for the Smackdown tapings after Hell in the Cell and leading into Survival Series, it stands to reason that the returning superstar will defeat Del Rio at the Hell in the Cell pay-per view for the world heavyweight championship.
Typically, the world heavyweight champion is the main champion of the Smackdown brand. WWE has typically pitted some of their top superstars in the world heavyweight title picture to boost the ratings of Smackdown. In addition to their duties on Smackdown, the world heavyweight champion often appears on Monday Night Raw as well. That is why Cena being advertised for Smackdown tapings may indicate that he will be the world heavyweight champion. At the very least, Cena’s schedule is an indicator that he will be involved in a feud with Del Rio through, at the very least, the Survivor Series pay-per view.
So on the Monday Night Raw following the Hell in the Cell pay-per view, don’t be surprised to see Cena on your television screens proclaiming that “The champ is here.”