WWE Universe, brace yourselves! The much-awaited return of John Cena is no longer a mere anticipation. Making a grand re-entry on the latest SmackDown episode, the veteran WWE Superstar announced he will be at the helm of the WWE Payback event, taking the revered role of the special guest host.
It was on Thursday that whispers began in the wrestling community, hinting at Cena possibly taking on this prestigious role. As per sources, the agreement might have been settled days ahead, even though Cena claimed he was informed just moments before stepping out from the Gorilla Position during SmackDown.
But that's not all – rumors are afloat regarding Cena's potential involvement in the WWE Fastlane event slated for October 7 in Indianapolis. The rumor mill is abuzz with talks of a high-octane face-off between Cena and Cody Rhodes.
While there's no official confirmation yet, fans worldwide are eagerly waiting for an update. Kicking off his return with a bang, Cena is also scheduled to perform next Friday in Hyderabad, India, for the WWE Superstar Spectacle.
An exciting tag-team clash is on the cards as Cena pairs up with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to challenge Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci.
Clash of Titans: Payback 2023
The 2023 WWE Payback Premium Live Event is scheduled to unfold on Saturday, September 2, at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The event promises a string of electrifying matches. The main card is as follows:
- WWE World Heavyweight Title Match: A face-off between Shinsuke Nakamura and the reigning champion, Seth Rollins.
- WWE Women’s World Title Match: Raquel Rodriguez challenges the title holder, Rhea Ripley.
- WWE United States Title Match: Rey Mysterio, the title-holder, is set to clash with Austin Theory.
- Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles - Steel City Street Fight: Finn Balor and Damian Priest aim to topple Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
- Steel Cage Match: A thrilling encounter awaits as Becky Lynch takes on wrestling legend, Trish Stratus.
- The Grayson Waller Effect: A must-watch segment as Grayson Waller interviews Cody Rhodes.
- Singles Match: LA Knight gears up to face The Miz.