REPORTS: John Cena Could Make Huge WWE Return Soon

Published 05/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: John Cena prepares for his fight against Seth Rollins at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)


With WWE announcing its return to live events, the thought of John Cena returning becomes increasingly likely. The sixteen-time champion teased his return to the company, and the wrestling world cannot stop talking about it. However, there’s now a huge update that foreshadows the return of WWE’s biggest star.

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Could we really see John Cena back in WWE?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: John Cena looks on before his match against Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

We last saw John Cena in the excellent Firefly Funhouse match alongside Bray Wyatt/The Fiend. While the match wasn’t a means to write Cena off forever, he’s showed signs of interest in another run. However, that could be because of movies like F9 and Suicide Squad, one of which is already out in theatres.

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According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Newsletter Observer, WWE is discussing Cena’s return and there’s merit to the rumours. With SmackDown being the first show to have a live crowd since March 2020, seeing a big name like Cena return wouldn’t be out of the question.

The sixteen time World Champion is the kind of name you want to draw crowds back into the arenas. UFC has done it with two incredible cards featuring Usman vs Masvidal and Oliveira vs. Chandler. WWE needs a marquee wrestling show to deliver on the scale of the aforementioned events, and of course, WrestleMania 37.

A rivalry with Bobby Lashley on Raw, or renewing hostilities with the Tribal Chief on SmackDown? We could see Cena return in any capacity, but we can’t wait to have him back.

WWE’s 25-day tour

COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: A WWE Logo at the WWE Live Tryout at the Motorworld on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

To celebrate the return of live crowds and the success during the pandemic, WWE is going on a 25-day celebratory tour. The first show will be WWE SmackDown, emanating from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas on July 16th.

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The first PPV since WrestleMania 37 to witness a live audience will be Money in the Bank on July 18th at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. WWE will look to deliver a huge marquee card to mark this special moment, with big repercussions for the next PPV.

Monday Night Raw will witness a live crowd for the first time since March 2020 on July 19th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The next big PPV comes from Las Vegas, Nevada and will take place inside the Reliant Stadium. SummerSlam is going to be the true summer extravaganza people hoped for, and John Cena vs Roman Reigns could be a potential main event.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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