Backstage Notes On John Cena's Time Off And Return, Speculation On WWE Pushing Dean Ambrose

- As noted, WWE United States Champion John Cena will be taking some time away from WWE following this month's Hell In a Cell pay-per-view due to personal reasons after asking for time off back in the summer. Cena is off all WWE TV and live events through at least early December, including the November European tour.


No word yet on what this means for the United States Title but it's believed that the direction will be made clear on tonight's RAW from Cena's hometown of Boston.

Cena is likely not taking time off to get married to Nikki Bella as she is still booked for the European tour. Cena taking time off for an injury has also been ruled out.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE live events will now feature Dean Ambrose in more headlining roles while Cena is away. It was speculated that WWE officials may be forced to finally push Ambrose to the main event.

Cena's return will come in late December as he is currently booked for the annual post-Christmas WWE live events.