In the world of professional wrestling, unexpected alliances and thrilling matchups add fuel to the fire, and this week’s WWE SmackDown took a sensational turn. The enigmatic John Cena announced a tag team partnership with a yet-to-be-unvealed wrestler for the Fastlane 2023 event. The duo will face the ‘Bloodline’ pair, Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso.
The anticipated match was officially announced during a SmackDown show at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. This came as a surprise rhythm in the ring as Cena, a guest referee turned wrestler, initiated an intense promo segment alongside Styles, escalating the drama.
Cena, keen on challenging the mattering Bloodline, revealed his plan of a tag team match. While he kept his potential partner under wraps, the proposition left viewers hanging by the edge of their seats, more so after Styles questioned Cena’s decision to team up.
The tables turned as Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso left the audiences in suspense by refusing to respond to Cena and Styles. The tepid standoff continued when WWE Official Adam Pearce shared plans of having a word with Paul Heyman, the infamous wrestling manager, to negotiate an official match.
Following further backstage interaction involving Pearce, Heyman, Uso, and Sikoa, a contract was drafted for the tag team match. However, a hiccup occurred when Uso impulsively agreed to sign the contract in the ring, despite not having formal authorization from Roman Reign.
The resultant announcement set the stage for Fastlane 2023, where the tag team encounter will ensue next month. However, the excitement was shadowed by another unexpected twist. While Cena signed the contract in the ring, Styles, his assumed partner, was attacked backstage by the Bloodline, leading to hospitalisation.
Reacting to the incident, Cena, now alone in the ring, found himself face-to-face with Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso, who finished with an impressive verbal mockery. Cena, who opened the evening as a hero, ended the evening as a victim, taking blows from Uso and Sikoa. Before leaving the ring, both rivals signed the Fastlane contract, tossing it on Cena, who was down and seemingly out.
As anticipation builds for the WWE Fastlane 2023, the enigma around Cena’s mystery partner still pervades the wrestling world. Will Cena and his partner rise against the domineering Bloodline, or will Uso and Sikoa reign supreme? The answer lies in the October clash in Indianapolis, Indiana.