John Cena made his umpteenth return to WWE at the end of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, generating a huge outcry among fans and insiders alike. The leader of the 'Cenation' has started a very intense feud with the Universal Champion Roman Reigns, who nevertheless beat him in the showdown that took place at SummerSlam on August 21st.
After more than a year away from WWE, the Boston phenomenon was on the hunt for his 17th World Champion title (which would allow him to overtake the legendary Ric Flair). The match lasted 24 minutes in total and the greater freshness of the 'Tribal Chief' was decisive in the highlight.
The former Shield member inflicted two 'Superman Punches' on John and then dismissed the fight with a devastating Spear. Between July and August, Cena took part in 13 non-television meetings before SummerSlam. On 11 occasions, he teamed up with Rey and Dominik Mysterio against Roman Reigns and the Usos.
Speaking in the latest episode of 'The Tonight Show' hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the 16-time world champion stressed the importance of being able to perform in front of the fans.
John Cena on his WWE return
“Dude, it was just amazing.
I had an exceptional battle at SummerSlam, but unfortunately, I finished second” - explained John Cena. “I had a month off and WWE asked me if I was available to return. I was thrilled at the very thought. They also told me that the fans would be back live and that there would be a wonderful atmosphere.
It was nice to put on the stage clothes again. There is no better feeling than being in front of a delirious audience. I will always be grateful to WWE for granting me such an opportunity. Entertaining people, performing, telling stories or just shooting shit in front of the cameras will always be my greatest passions.
I can only thank Vince McMahon and the entire management of the WWE," he commented. John Cena was initially advertised to show up on the Super SmackDown show this Friday and reports stated that he would team up with The Street Profits to face The Bloodline in a six-man tag team match.
However, when The Street Profits came out on TV for a title match against SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, fans were left confused by the absence of Cena. But Cena did indeed show up after the show went off-air. According to the video footage filmed by Sportskeeda Wrestling's own Nick Lombardi, Cena teamed up with Rey & Dominik Mysterio to take on The Bloodline.