John Cena is out of time. Weeks have gone by without a response from The Undertaker in the wake of Cena’s WrestleMania challenge, and with the clock ticking down to zero, The Cenation Leader has come to accept that The Deadman’s lack of a response is his response. As he put it on Raw: "Silence means 'no.'"
And, having concluded that entering the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal or signing up as Braun Strowman’s partner would simply rob a more deserving Superstar of an opportunity, Cena came to Raw resolved and “proud” to experience WrestleMania as a fan. It wasn’t just stoicism either: The 16-time World Champion seemed genuinely fired-up to see Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor try to steal the show, join The "Yes!" Movement for Daniel Bryan’s return, witness AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura’s “Dream Match,” partake in the Rusev Day festivities and watch the Women’s Evolution take its next leap forward.
Before he resolved himself to a seat in the front row, however, The Cenation Leader tried one last time to summon The Deadman by lathering the WWE Universe into a frenzy. No dice. He even tossed off one last below-the-belt insult in the hopes The Last Outlaw would make his presence known. All he got was silence. And now, he knows what that means.