For more than a decade, Randy Orton and John Cena have held the WWE name high around the world. While the Viper continues to be one of the most active superstars on the roster, the leader of the Cenation has progressively moved away from the ring in recent years.
Advancing age and growing commitments in Hollywood have prompted the 16-time world champion to make room for the younger ones. John's last televised match was in SummerSlam 2021, where he was defeated by Universal champion Roman Reigns at the end of a breathtaking battle.
In the last juncture of the show, we witnessed the sensational return of Brock Lesnar, who raged on poor Cena, also giving him his devastating F-5. During the last edition of The Bro Show, Vince Russo, former WWE and WCW writer, was asked to choose his favorite between John Cena and Randy Orton.
Vince Russo said: ""They are two great professionals, there is no doubt about it. They are two amazing athletes who have written the history of this business. If I had to pick one, I'd opt for John Cena. It is no coincidence that John has also managed to break through in the world of cinema.
John is a well-rounded performer. I don't know how Randy Orton would have fared outside of wrestling. As for John Cena, we knew right away that he would go beyond this discipline and that's why I prefer him." Orton, for his part, is enjoying considerable success paired with his friend Matt Riddle: "I think it is still too early to break their alliance.
Let's be honest: their partnership is performing excellently, even beyond expectations. WWE is selling a lot of products thanks to Randy and Matt. I hope the executives are smart enough to understand that the situation should not be turned upside down, at least for the moment.
In the future it might be a good idea, but now it wouldn't make any sense."
Vince Russo: "I'll explain how I would manage the return of Alexa Bliss"
Alexa Bliss hasn't set foot in the ring since she unsuccessfully challenged Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women's Championship at Extreme Rules last September.
It is not known exactly when the five-time women's champion plans to return to WWE. During her career at Stamford, the 30-year-old from Columbus has held the Raw Women 's Championship three times, the SmackDown Women' s Championship twice, and the Women Tag Team Championship twice alongside Nikki Cross.
She has also won the 2018 edition of the Money in the Bank ladder match. In a long conversation on Sportskeeda's microphones, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo explained how he would handle Alexa's imminent return.
Russo said: "Alexa Bliss has changed her character at least four times in the last few years, which has made her lose credibility in the eyes of the WWE Universe. With which character will she return to the scene? This is the question that everyone is asking.
If I worked on the WWE creative team, I would call her and listen to her ideas. The exchange of views is vital in the world of wrestling, because she helps you to engage the athletes and to write captivating stories."
Russo is not very optimistic about it: "First we had the story with Nikki Cross, then there was the alliance with Bray Wyatt and finally the talk show. God only knows what they're going to make her do now. There is no doubt that this girl no longer has the same credibility as in the beginning.
It's a real shame, since I consider Alexa a great performer. My fear is that she will return to WWE without saying a word. She will return with a totally different character, but without any transition. It's like she's telling fans to forget everything they've seen before.
WWE executives believe people are stupid." According to reports from PWInsider, Alexa Bliss would have been out all this time due to a delicate sinus operation.