As seen during WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view event, John Cena was eliminated very early from the Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown! elimination tag-team main event.
According to sources, WWE put their main focus during the match on trying to push other storylines and none of them involved John Cena. As of now, John Cena is looked at as a part-time performer in WWE.
WWE mainly wanted to put over Braun Strowman and the RAW brand during the match. As seen at the pay-per-view, Strowman eliminated Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and Randy Orton during the match with his powerslam move. The match finished with Triple H and Strowman as the “sole survivors”, with Strowman threatening Triple H to not pull a stunt like what he did again. When Triple H tried to attack Strowman, he was beat down.