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The Return Of Juan Cena
Following their victory at WWE’s live event in Huntsville, Alabama last night, Lucha House Party celebrated backstage about being undefeated so far in 2019, where they were suddenly joined by a returning WWE star… Juan Cena – who, in absolutely no way, is connected to 16 time WWE Champion John Cena.
— WWE (@WWE) January 14, 2019
Now potentially with four members, Lucha House Party can beat The Revival even more unfairly.
Alas, that’s not to be, though, as Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado all decided they couldn’t see him.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, nobody could see Lars Sullivan at last week’s Raw, either.
Lars Sullivan Walks Out On Raw?
NXT wrestler Lars has been lurking around the main roster since November, with the first video package teasing his call-up originally airing during the Survivor Series pay-per-view. That makes it 57 days of hype, and a whole load of lurking.
Lurking that was supposedly meant to end at last Monday’s Raw where he was reportedly scheduled to finally make his main roster debut… in a dark match that wouldn’t air on TV.
WWE are taking an odd strategy to rolling out their next crop of NXT call-ups, with EC3 and Lacey Evans wrestling in the Main Event taping before last week’s Raw, and Heavy Machinery wrestling in the dark match after last week’s SmackDown went off-air. Nikki Cross, meanwhile, has been touring with the SmackDown Live crew for months.
The Wrestling Observer claim Lars was also meant to wrestle in a main roster dark match last week – meaning all the New Era’s NXT call-ups would have technically now debuted – but those plans had to be scrapped:
“Sullivan was scheduled to debut on the main roster, probably in a dark match, on the 1/7 Raw in Orlando. He either didn’t show up at the arena, or did and left the building, believed to be due to an anxiety attack.”
If that happened just a few years ago, you’d expect that story to be followed up with reports of backstage heat now on Lars. Thankfully, this really is a New Era in some ways, and officials are now a lot more understanding of mental health issues after Mauro Ranallo briefly left the company in 2017. Apparently the office talked with Sullivan, “smoothed things out and everything was fine.” His dark match was then rescheduled for the following night’s SmackDown in Jacksonville, but he reportedly didn’t show up for that either and instead “flew back home to Colorado.”
It’s not yet known how this will affect Lars’ reported “monster push”, a monster push reportedly fitting of a huge WrestleMaina 35 opponent…
John Cena Vs Lars Sullivan For WrestleMania 35
Juan Cena…I mean John Cena – whom Lars is expected to beat.
Dave Meltzer speculates that if WWE are still committed to the match-up after the incident last week, “all hints and signs pointed to the angle getting started at the Royal Rumble.”