WWE veteran John Cena is set to make his WWE return on the Match 6th edition of Monday Night Raw. As the WWE is on its road to WrestleMania 39, fans expect Cena to set up a Mania match on Raw. There were several speculations on who Cena was going to face but it looks like the WWE has already found Cena’s next opponent.
The current United States Champion Austin Theory is the one who is pitched to face John Cena at the show of shows. Theory and Cena had a brief interaction in the past but it didn’t lead to any matches. But WWE was able to plant seeds for a future feud with the brief segment.
The youngest US Champion in a recent backstage interview talked about Cena’s return and claimed that he will give him a “Warm Welcome to Monday Night Raw.” This promo from Theory has now confirmed that WWE is setting up Theory vs Cena at WrestleMania 39.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently reported that the company has been planning a match between the two superstars for a while now.
“It’s been the WrestleMania match for a year, or since July, that’s when it’s been earmarked,” Meltzer said. (h/t: Sportskeeda)
Yes we’ve ALL been waiting ! https://t.co/obmIkffvvX— Austin Theory (@_Theory1) March 6, 2023
Fans are now eagerly waiting to see how WWE will build the match between the two. Theory is expected to confront Cena on Raw this week to kick off their WrestleMania program.
When was John Cena’s last WrestleMania match?
John Cena is one of the first names on the WrestleMania card every year. Unfortunately due to his Hollywood commitments, Cena was unable to be part of the “Grandest Stage of Them All” in recent years.
The 16-time WWE Champion’s last WrestleMania match was against Bray Wyatt three years ago. Due to the pandemic situation, WWE was forced to conduct its shows without a live audience. Cena and Wyatt took advantage of the empty arena situation at WrestleMania 36. Both stars competed in a pre-recorded “Firefly Fun House” match at the show.
Despite being weird, the match received praise from fans across the world. The match was like a fever dream where Cena was seen playing multiple gimmicks from his past. Wyatt was able to get the win in the end after hitting the veteran with his finishing move, “Sister Abigail.”
Fans are eagerly waiting to see the Peacemaker star make his return to a WWE ring. Cena’s last WWE match happened on the December 31st edition of Smackdown where he teamed up with Kevin Owens and defeated the team of Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.
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