REPORTS: John Cena to Make WWE Return for a WrestleMania Showdown

Published 01/23/2021, 9:07 AM EST
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)


WWE Royal Rumble is just two weeks away, and fans across the globe are excited about surprise entrants and returns. One such return fans are highly expecting is of 16-time World Champion, John Cena.

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Unfortunately, Cena won’t be at the Rumble, but there is an update on when we’ll see him back on WWE programming.

John Cena during Wrestle Mania XX at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

John Cena almost set to return to WWE for WrestleMania 37

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Last week, ‘The Champ‘ John Cena made his first WWE appearance since WrestleMania 36, revealing the host city and venue for WrestleMania 39 in 2023. Fans are speculating on a Royal Rumble return for Cena, but they must wait a little longer.

WrestleVotes recently reported that WWE has nearly locked John Cena and Goldberg for WrestleMania 37. This is because WrestleMania 37 will be a two night PPV and WWE wants big names on the card on both nights.

They also revealed that The Rock is unlikely to work Mania 37, while there is no update on The Undertaker’s status.

If John Cena is working WrestleMania 37, he will surely begin the program a month or two in advance. Whether he’ll return on Raw or SmackDown is still unsure; our guess would be Raw, considering how desperately the show needs good ratings. Cena’s star power will definitely bring more eyes to Raw right before WrestleMania.

Who will Cena face at WrestleMania?

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Last year, Cena faced Bray Wyatt in a Firefly Funhouse Match. It was a really unique matchup despite all the limitations of the pandemic. But who will he face this year? Roman Reigns already has his hands full and will probably face Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura, or Goldberg at Mania 37.

The WWE Championship picture is open, and the sudden challenge from Goldberg only shows that WWE is ready to do anything to get a quick pop in the ratings. Honestly, a Cena vs McIntyre feud is a thousand times better and a bigger draw than Goldberg vs McIntyre.

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In fact, it’ll be a much better wrestling match and can be a passing of the torch moment when McIntyre beats Cena. What do you think? Should John Cena chase his 17th World Title at WrestleMania 37? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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