World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today that Randy Orton will square off against longtime rival John Cena at WrestleMania 31 in March, and at the next 26 incarnations of the annual pay-per-view event.
At a special press conference this morning in Stamford, CT, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon heralded the string of Orton-Cena main-event showdowns as a “once in a lifetime” happening in pro wrestling.
“We aim to give members of the WWE Universe the greatest sports entertainment spectaculars of all time, which is why we are pleased to announce this new multi-decade strategy,” said McMahon.
“By the end of WrestleMania 57, we will finally know who is the superior competitor: Randy Orton or John Cena.”
McMahon deflected questions from skeptical reporters who pointed out that Cena will be 64 years old by the time of his final bout with Orton, who will be 61; he insisted that a steady supply of ICO PRO will keep them in great shape.
Also scheduled for WrestleMania 57, Brock Lesnar will attempt to extend his 27-match “streak” by defeating Vince McMahon’s grandson, Quadruple-H.