Why John Cena Is Taking Time Off, Top WWE Star And Hall Of Famer Added To Tour, Daniel Bryan Removed

As noted, WWE United States Champion John Cena has been removed from all WWE televised and live events after WWE Hell In A Cell through December, including the European tour next month. The Washington Post reports that WWE stated that Cena is taking the time off "due to personal reasons."

Kane and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair have been added to the shows that Cena would have been appearing on. Flair will be serving as the guest General Manager for those events, which will also include WWE Champion Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Cesaro, Rusev, The Bella Twins and The Big Show. The other leg of the tour will be headlined by Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, The Wyatt Family, Dean Ambrose and Ryback.

As noted, Daniel Bryan had been advertised for some of the shows on the tour. It appears that it was an error, as Bryan has since been removed advertising for those shows.

Philly Phil contributed to this article.