I still think that WWE themselves don't know exactly what they will do with John Cena.In a recent interview with FOX Sports, SmackDown Live GM, Daniel Bryan, was asked his thoughts on John Cena no longer being exclusive to the blue brand. In Bryan’s response, he gave a more truthful answer opposed to an expected “in-character” response.
Here’s what Daniel Bryan had to say:
Bryan: “I don’t know how it’s going to play out, traditionally, this is what happens: Nothing is spared for SmackDown and that’s part of what makes us the underdog and the underdog brand right? The WWE, as a corporate entity, puts Raw first, they’re the flagship show and SmackDown Live is always kind of playing second fiddle when you’re talking about the executives and how they look at the two shows. So they are always going to do what they think is best for RAW.”
“Sometimes, that actually makes SmackDown better, so yeah, I’ll be interested to see how it plays out, but I think the crew that we have for SmackDown Live right now is really good and if we can optimize the men and women that we have right now, I think we can put out a product that is much better than RAW.”