SmackDown LIVE management made AJ Styles vs. John Cena the main event tonight
LOS ANGELES — With his Road to WrestleMania still not fully defined, free agent John Cena kicked off SmackDown LIVE with a plan to land himself on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Cena, acknowledging that he was asking for one more chance, proposed turning the Fatal-5 Way for the WWE Title at WWE Fastlane into a Six-Pack Challenge.
Both SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon and SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan hit the scene with thoughts on Cena’s proposal; Shane stated that he thought The Cenation Leader would be a worthy addition to the title bout, noting that SmackDown is The Land of Opportunity. Bryan agreed, but also insisted that opportunities need to be earned. With that in mind, Bryan made a mega main event — John Cena vs. AJ Styles with the caveat that a win would get Cena into the WWE Title Match at WWE Fastlane!