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WWE rumors: Why John Cena pulled out of Australian tour

WWE fans in Australia have to be disappointed to learn that the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion won’t be heading out with the WWE on their upcoming tour. PWS reported on Friday that John Cena won’t be making the tour when the WWE heads down under in August for a three-day tour.

John Cena, WWE
John Cena, WWE
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John Cena and Hulk Hogan, WWE
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Lucky for the fans, Roman Reigns will take Cena’s place on the big tour. Reigns is scheduled to battle Kane at the Australian events. Also appearing on the shows will be Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt, The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family for the tag team titles, and a three-way battle for the U.S. Championship between Sheamus, Cesaro and Rob Van Dam. Also appearing on the show is The Miz, R-Truth, Bo Dallas, Kofi Kingston and more.

The reason for Cena being pulled is unknown, but there is a chance it could be part of the upcoming storylines. While it could just be a way to give Cena a rest and not make him head overseas for a three-day tour, there is also a chance something could happen at WWE “Battleground” at the end of this month.

The biggest WWE rumors indicate that John Cena will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at “Summerslam.” On last week’s episode of “WWE Monday Night Raw,” Triple H mentioned that he had a Plan-B if Cena retained his title in the four-way with Roman Reigns, Randy Orton and Kane. Some speculate that the Plan-B is not Seth Rollins this time, but Brock Lesnar.

If Lesnar shows up at the end of the WWE “Battleground” pay-per-view, or the next night on “WWE Monday Night Raw,” and destroys John Cena to set up the big “Summerslam” title match, the WWE would want to keep Cena out of action to sell the injuries. Of course, all that is known right now is that John Cena is out of the Australian tour, so his fans will have to go without the champ this time around.

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