It's been a while since WWE fans last saw John Cena in the ring, but rumors are bouncing out of America that the 16-time WWE World Champion could somehow be back in action on the shows. 'PWInsider' talked about it, one of the most authoritative sources in the world when it comes to pro-wrestling.
The popular overseas site has launched the stone: although, in fact, according to the information it has gathered, it has not been possible to confirm that Cena will actually return to WWE in the coming months, production for his 'Peacemaker' series by HBO Max it is currently underway in Vancouver Canada, but is scheduled to end on July 6, according to plans.
PWInsider also added that John Cena will have a post-production job to honor for the Peacemaker series, but will be free to return to the US in early July. In short, a roadmap that could leave the door open for a WWE return.
. Cena last performed in a WWE ring when he faced Bray Wyatt in the now infamous Firefly Funhouse Match at WrestleMania 36, held on April 5, 2020.
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The WWE has also recently announced its return to the shows in front of the public, just for the month of July (ie when John Cena will be free from his television commitments).
It will be a tour that will cross 25 cities, and in which fans will return to the stands for at least the following three dates: Friday, July 16: SmackDown - Toyota Center in Houston (Texas) Sunday 18 July: Money In The Bank - Dickies Arena in Fort Worth (Texas) Monday, July 19: Raw - American Airlines Center in Dallas (Texas).
According to what is suggested by the 'Wrestling Observer Newsletter' talks are underway for the appearance of John Cena in the first show with the fans present again. If these rumors were confirmed then SmackDown would be the place of the expected return to WWE of the very champion Bostonian, who would therefore experience a sort of "return to origins" after the long absence from the ring.
Nakamura is a former NXT Champion and Royal Rumble winner in WWE. However, the Japanese sensation has still not won the WWE title. Speaking about Shinsuke Nakamura, Rich Stambolian of Mat Men podcast gave his take on why WWE likely went cold on Nakamura's main roster push in the long run.
''AJ is the one that is so, so talented, he's been around more that he clawed his way to his spot. With Nakamura, I want to say, it was that John Cena match where he dumped Cena on his head and somebody in the back went, hey you can't hurt a top guy,'' said Rich.