John Cena def. Goldust
John Cena hopped over to SmackDown LIVE in search of a Road to WrestleMania, and his big move is already paying off. Not only did WWE’s resident free agent win his way into what is now a Six-Pack Challenge for AJ Styles’ WWE Title at WWE Fastlane this Sunday, he has an idea for a WrestleMania dream match if he wins. After promising a record 17th World Title, The Cenation Leader demanded Styles use his rematch clause in the event of his victory to turn WrestleMania’s WWE Title Match into a Triple Threat between himself, The Phenomenal One and Men's Royal Rumble Match winner Shinsuke Nakamura.
Cena also revealed that he showed up on Raw to avoid an attack from the likes of Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin, though he wasn’t immune from a confrontation from a Raw Superstar. The interfering party turned out to be Goldust, who wanted to topple Cena as a starting point to achieve his own WrestleMania dreams.
However, the improved odds of making the big dance have already invigorated the 16-time World Champion. Cena shook off Goldust’s mind games — not to mention a devastating low blow behind the ref’s back — to take The Bizarre One down with his big combo of shoulderblocks, slam, Five-Knuckle Shuffle and Attitude Adjustment to win the first-time-ever matchup. That’s a wrap.