WWE news: John Cena to return on February 28 episode of SmackDown

John Cena

With the recent returns of John Morrison, MVP and Edge to the company, WWE has felt like it's jumped into a time machine and returned to 2010.

But perhaps the biggest name from that year and before has been nowhere to be seen for quite a while now.

That's right, John Cena has decided to pursue other opportunities recently as his age creeps up, and the last time a WWE crowd saw him was at Raw Reunion back in July 2019.

That special show was in Tampa, Florida, home of WrestleMania 36, and also the place where Cena resides, and there's been many rumours of him potentially popping in for a brief visit when the biggest show in sports entertainment rolls into the Bay.

John Cena has only wrestled sporadically for WWE in the last few years

The 16-time WWE world champion is an extremely busy man though. Cena will soon be in the Fast & Furious franchise as Vin Diesel's brother, and filming is taking place for another movie he has been cast in - The Suicide Squad.

It really does make you wonder where wrestling fits in with Cena's life now, but apparently there's still life in the old dog yet.

Last night on WWE Backstage, the return was officially confirmed - Cena is coming back to WWE and he will be returning to the blue brand of SmackDown.

The episode, which takes place just one night after Super ShowDown, is in Boston, Massachusetts - Cena's home state - and considering his time of return you can't just expect that it'll be a flying visit.

Could Cena be bringing back the Doctor of Thuganomics to WrestleMania like he did in 2019?

When that SmackDown comes around, there will only be 37 days until WrestleMania goes down in Tampa, and Cena has made no secret of wanting to be on the card.

Even if he doesn't get a match, the Doctor of Thuganomics says he will still be there, but are WWE really going to turn down one of their biggest stars?

There is a plethora of talent that Cena has hardly faced that he could battle with at 'Mania, from Raw to SmackDown to even NXT - WWE have the chance to create a new star by pitching them against the most well-known wrestler of the 2000s.

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