John Cena had business to deal with after SmackDown went off the air.
John Cena is spending some time back in WWE as the writer’s strike in Hollywood continues to keep TV and film productions from taking place. In a historic week for WWE, the fans in Denver, Colorado were treated to a historic show that saw Cena lace up his boots after SmackDown went off the air.
On the show, Cena was a guest on The Grayson Waller Effect and as expected the two men antagonised each other. Cena stripped off his hat and shirt as things looked towards getting physical but instead, Jimmy Uso made his way to the ring.
Uso told Cena that nobody wanted him on SmackDown which then brought out Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman. Sikoa faced off with Cena, briefly teasing that he could attack Jimmy Uso before laying out the sixteen-time champion of the world.
Uso and Sikoa continued their attack while Waller just watched on before Cena’s old rival AJ Styles came to his rescue to help chase off The Bloodline.
That led to a post-show dark match which saw John Cena and Styles pick up a win over Uso and Sikoa in a tag team contest when Cena pinned Uso. This match was Cena’s first in the United States since losing to Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39.
John Cena ran into an old enemy at SmackDown
The biggest news coming out of SmackDown in Denver was the return of The Rock to WWE television. The Rock joined Pat McAfee in a showdown with Austin Theory which saw The Great One nail the People’s Elbow.
Backstage, McAfee and The Rock were talking when John Cena approached and had a stare-down with his two-time WrestleMania opponent before they embraced.