The anticipation builds. There are only a handful of wrestlers over the years to become the face of WWE. You can probably count the wrestlers who accomplished this feat on one hand and that puts them in a pretty elite group. It means a lot to see one of them making an appearance, and now it seems that WWE is getting ready for such a return from one of its biggest stars ever.

John Cena appeared on the Tonight Show on Wednesday night to promote F9: The Fast Saga. During the interview, Cena was asked about whether he would return to WWE. Cena confirmed that he would be returning and was looking forward to his next match, though he did not give a specific date. When asked why he posted a WWE logo to social media in May, Cena said that he was simply feeling nostalgic.

Cena has been a part of WWE for over twenty years, beginning with his time in the Ohio Valley Wrestling developmental territory in 2001. He debuted on SmackDown in 2002 and went on to become a record tying sixteen time World Champion, matching Ric Flair’s record. Cena’s most recent traditional match took place on the January 14, 2019 Monday Night Raw. Around 2014, Cena became more of a part time wrestler, instead focusing primarily on his acting career.

Cena has returned a few times before. Check out Cena’s appearance and some of his better comebacks:

John Cena Confirms He’s Returning to the WWE | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WWE Network: John Cena makes a surprise return at Royal Rumble 2008

John Cena's most exciting returns: WWE Top 10, Jan. 5, 2019

Opinion: I don’t think there was a ton of doubt about Cena returning to WWE at some point but there is something cool about hearing him say it himself. There are a lot of potential things for Cena to do and it would be nice to see him back again. Cena is likely going to be back in the near future and that would be great to see, especially with the fans returning to WWE shows so soon.

What do you want to see Cena do? Who should he face in his first major match? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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