John Cena Set To Compete In Handicap Match At WWE Fastlane

On last week’s SmackDown, John Cena once again took the fight to The Bloodline. Cena set up a tag team match for the upcoming WWE Fastlane Premium Live Event alongside long-time rival AJ Styles against The Bloodline’s Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa. Before Styles could sign the contract for Fastlane, however, he was assaulted backstage and taken out of the arena by an ambulance. In the main event segment, Jimmy and Solo signed the contract before beating down Cena to close the show without Cena having signed.

Following the event, PWInsider reported that LA Knight was originally set to be involved in the segment and would have aligned himself with Cena. However, he is said to have tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before the event which caused major changes to occur to both the show’s main event segment, which was completely overhauled at the last minute, as well as the show’s dark match which would have seen Cena and Knight team up against Uso and Sikoa.

Now, Cena’s presence at the upcoming Premium Live Event has been confirmed. On last night’s edition of Raw, it was confirmed that Cena will face both Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa in a handicap match at the event. There’s currently no word on whether Knight will recover in time to team with Cena as originally planned or if Cena will even attempt to find another partner for the show and will simply face The Bloodline alone.

This marks Cena’s second Premium Live Event match of the year after unsuccessfully challenging Austin Theory for the United States Championship during the first night of WrestleMania 39 this past April. This will also be Cena’s first match at a Fastlane event in five years, last competing at the 2018 edition in a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship against then-champion AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin.