Fans credit “John Cena effect” for WWE’s Fastlane success

John Cena was recently revealed to be featured on WWE Programming for 2 months, and business has been booming since then. SmackDown has sold out for three weeks straight, and the product is better than ever.

With Fastlane right around the corner, scheduled for October 7th in Indianapolis, the Gainbridge Fieldhouse arena has also sold out, and fans have credited John Cena for the success of the event.

WWE Fastlane reportedly sold out

Ticket sales and gate numbers have recently broken records for WWE, and they are poised to increase following the merger between WWE and UFC by Endeavour. John Cena’s presence on the promotional poster clearly had a significant impact, as it was reported that Fastlane has sold out with over 12,000 tickets sold.

This is the first Fastlane event since 2021 and the first to be held in October and on a Saturday. Additionally, it will be the first major Pay-Per-View event no longer owned and controlled by the McMahon family after the Endeavor acquisition. This sets the stage for an exciting show with a stacked card from top to bottom.

Cena to compete in his first televised match since WrestleMania 39

John Cena last competed in a televised match in WWE against Austin Theory for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 39. It was announced that he’d be returning to WWE programming for at least 2 months. He was even the host of the previous Premium Live Event Payback. Fastlane is set to be the first time Cena competes in the squared circle after he came up short against Austin Theory over 5 months ago.

Cena has been involved in a storyline with The Bloodline ever since he came out to help AJ Styles against Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa. There was supposed to be a contract signing between the two teams for a match at Fastlane. However, Jimmy and Solo injured AJ Styles backstage before he could step into the ring to sign it, and they also beat up John Cena as the show went off the air. This has sparked much speculation about who will be Cena’s partner at Fastlane.

The card is stacked, featuring a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Heavyweight Championship between Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura, which is sure to deliver. With more exciting matches to be announced in the upcoming week, it appears that this Premium Live Event will be another hit under the leadership of Triple H.

Who would you like Cena to team up with at Fastlane against Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa? Discuss in the comments.


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