John Cena shocked WWE fans everywhere this weekend with an unexpected appearance during Sunday’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view event. The 16-time WWE Champion then made an appearance on Monday Night Raw, during the show’s first event with live fans since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic back in March 2020.
“Finally, we can come back and cheer together, and boo together. And make some noise and connect with the people that love this.”
Cena has recently been taking on a lot of acting endeavors; he’s currently working on the ninth installment of the Fast And Furious series, and will be in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Cena never officially quit the WWE, and instead announced that he would take on the title of part-time wrestler to pursue other opportunities.
Cena explained that he was back for one reason, and one reason only, and that’s to take the WWE Universal Championship. Roman Reigns is the current WWE Universal Champion, but will now have to defend the title in five weeks at Summer Slam.
The two will take on the main event slot for the pay-per-view event next month in Las Vegas. Cena got the crowd hyped up for the match with some good old-fashioned trash talking on Monday.
“Roman Reigns is an arrogant, self-absorbed, over-hyped, over-protected, overexposed gimmick. And that, that is coming from me.”
Cena hasn’t wrestled in a high profile match since Wrestlemania 34 when he lost to the Undertaker. During his Raw appearance he assured fans that this would not be a “one and done” match, and he would be sticking around for a little while now.
“I’m telling you right now, I’m going to be at Smackdown on Friday. And I can’t wait to see you all there.”
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