John Cena's next hiatus from WWE could last several months
According to Wrestlinginc.com, Cena will leave WWE in order to film the second season of his American Grit series. Even though Cena is scheduled to return at the December 26 live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he is also being advertised to work the Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 20. The outlet stated that Cena will be leaving in mid-October.
Also set for the MSG show are AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and Naomi. A pre-sale is underway at Ticketmaster with the code WWEHOLIDAY.
This isn't the first time that Cena has taken time off to film for the reality television show. He had a hiatus last year in order to film the first season of American Grit. His break began after Cena lost his United States Championship at last year's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view against a returning Alberto Del Rio.
Cena has noticeably taken a much lighter workload as he continues to age, possibly leaning towards the end of his wrestling career as he keeps undergoing movie and television projects. Cena's live event schedule is not nearly as filled in the past couple of years as it was for the vast majority of his career prior.