He’s still got it. There are very few stars in the history of professional wrestling near the level of John Cena. While he might have moved on to Hollywood for the most part these days, Cena is still the biggest name in wrestling and the reactions he has received since his latest WWE return would offer some proof of his superstar power. Now we have something a bit more concrete.

According to F4WOnline.com, Cena’s return to WWE live events have had a positive impact on ticket sales. This weekend’s live event in Fort Myers, Florida saw 63% of its sales after Cena was announced for the show. Shows in Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit have all seen 50% increases in ticket sales since Cena was announced. Cena is currently advertised to appear until the September 10 New York City SmackDown.

Cena has been a big deal since he returned. Check out what he has been doing this time around:

Cena makes shocking WWE Money in the Bank return: WWE Money in the Bank 2021 (WWE Network Exclusive)

John Cena issues a challenge to Universal Champion Roman Reigns: Raw, July 19, 2021

John Cena signs contract to challenge Roman Reigns at SummerSlam: SmackDown, July 30, 2021

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that should not be a surprise as Cena really is a legendary star, but at the same time, it shows you how little fans care about the current regular WWE roster. These events are taking place after a year plus hiatus for live crowds and you would think that fans would be ready to come back in droves. That does not seem to be the case outside of Cena though, and that should be scary going forward.

What do you think of Cena’s return? What happens when he goes away again? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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