6. John Cena’s Return Officially Announced
As we noted before, with SmackDown Live not doing good viewership numbers, WWE officials wanted their cash-cow, John Cena, to return to WWE programming earlier than originally scheduled.
It was rumored that Cena will return to WWE TV on the July 4th edition of SmackDown Live and now it has been confirmed. Below is the announcement by WWE:
John Cena to return to SmackDown LIVE on the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July, a time for family, friends, fireworks … and JOHN CENA! The Cenation Leader will return to WWE when SmackDown LIVE airs on Independence Day. Cena has not been seen on WWE television since WrestleMania 33, when he famously proposed to Nikki Bella. What will the 16-time World Champion have to say about the state of the blue brand upon his return? Find out on SmackDown LIVE on the Fourth of July.