There were rumors going around today about John Cena making his return to WWE at the July 16th episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
Dave Meltzer reported today that Cena’s return is being discussed so there is merit to the rumors. It’s not clear if an agreement has been made between WWE and Cena.
The July 16th SmackDown will be WWE’s first show with a full crowd since the start of the pandemic and with FOX pushing WWE to welcome crowds back, there is also pressure to deliver a bigger than normal rating. Bringing back a big name like Cena will definitely bring extra buzz to the show.
WWE announced today that they will be running a 25-city tour to celebrate the return of fans to their shows. The three dates and cities confirmed so far are 7/16 in Houston, TX for SmackDown, 7/18 in Fort Worth for Money In The Bank, and 7/19 in Dallas for Monday Night Raw. It is widely believed that Reliant Stadium in Las Vegas will host SummerSlam this August.