John Cena Announced For Multiple WWE SmackDown Dates

John Cena

John Cena is on his way back to WWE and will be a fixture for multiple dates on SmackDown.

As a 16-time World Champion, John Cena has cemented himself as one of the greats in WWE history. After decades in the world of professional wrestling, his appearances with the company are becoming more and more sporadic as he takes on conquering the world of Hollywood with projects such as Peacemaker, Fast X, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

On August 21st, WWE announced that the 16-time World Champion would be making his return to the sports entertainment giant and would appear on the September 1st episode of SmackDown. In addition, it was announced that he would once again be stepping inside the squared circle on September 8th when the company presents Superstar Spectacle in India.

Now, according to a new press release, John Cena will also be returning to the blue brand on September 15th and will appear on seven consecutive episodes of SmackDown. Cena has been announced for the following dates:

  • Friday, September 1 – Hershey, Pa. – The Giant Center
  • Friday, September 15 – Denver – Ball Arena
  • Friday, September 22 – Glendale, Ariz. – Desert Diamond Arena
  • Friday, September 29 – Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center
  • Friday, October 6 – St. Louis – Enterprise Center
  • Friday, October 13 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center
  • Friday, October 20 – San Antonio – AT&T Center
  • Friday, October 27 – Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum

In a new update, Cena is also expected to appear at the Payback Premium Live Event.

When Did John Cena Last Appear In WWE?

Fans last saw John Cena in WWE during a surprise appearance inside the O2 Arena at Money in the Bank, when Cena speculated on the idea of WrestleMania coming to London. He was interrupted by Grayson Waller, who insisted Australia would be a better venue for the blockbuster event before receiving an AA for his trouble.

John Cena’s last bout inside the squared circle came in April when he took on Austin Theory for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 39. While Cena had harsh words for Theory in the leadup to the match, it was Theory who emerged victorious on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

In a recent interview, Theory opened up about advice from John Cena on that day, with the 16-time World Champion telling him to enjoy the day and enjoy the moment.