WWE fans will not have to wait much longer for John Cena to return to the ring.
The 15-time World Champion has been out of action since he had shoulder surgery back in January, and he was originally expected to be on the sidelined for nine months. However, he is now coming back after just five.
Cena will be returning to our screens on Memorial Day May 30, and it's bound to be a big occasion because the WWE Universe is definitely missing him. He talked about his upcoming return while he was hosting the Today show this week. Scroll further down in this article to watch the video of his appearance.
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Starting off with a joke that he's returning after only five months and not nine because he can only count up to five, when asked if he was feeling good, he said he was ready to go last month and he can't wait to be back in the ring. Super Cena is alive and well.
When asked why people should tune in for his return on Memorial Day, Cena said because it is going to be mayhem.
If you count the fact The Leader of The Cenation was out for two months filming a tv show called American Grit on top of the five months he has been sidelined due to his shoulder injury, he has actually been out for seven months. No wonder he's doing everything he can to get back into the ring early because he has been out for so long already.
Cena's return will not only be great for WWE fans but for the company itself, as a figure like him is bound to increase their tv ratings, which haven't been the best over the past couple of months. As for the booking angle for the former United States Champion upon his return, there are several options which the WWE could take.
For starters, The Cenation Leader could be used once again in the United States Championship picture. Since he lost the title to Alberto Del Rio at last year's Hell in a Cell event, the title has lost some credibility. So much so that over the past three pay-per-views, it has been competed for on the pre-show, and not the main card.
Putting Cena back in this championship picture will help elevate the title once more to the same status it was when he first became champion almost a year ago at WrestleMania 31. Funny enough, he may have to try and win it off the same wrestler he did a year ago, as Rusev has a chance to become US Champion at Extreme Rules against Kalisto, and The Bulgarian Brute is a favorite to win that match.
Afterwards for SummerSlam, he could be inserted into a feud with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, as he looks to pursue his 16th World title. A win here would tie himself with Ric Flair's record of the most World titles ever won by a superstar in history as recognised by the WWE.