A Major WWE star is returning on America’s Independence Day! Yes, it’s none other than JOHN CENA!

News reports along with John’s recent tweet suggest that John Cena’s WWE return date may have a patriotic twist to it, if you could call it that. With almost 2 months passing since his last appearance on WWE programming, it looks like the 16-time WWE Champion will be back on television on the Fourth of July, as he makes his return to SmackDown Live a few weeks prior to the blue brand’s Battleground pay-per-view.


For a good part of 2016 and 2017, Cena has been paying more attention to his Hollywood career, as he has been taking more and more time off from the WWE to shoot and/or promote movies. Due to the filming of Daddy’s Home 2, wrestling fans are also having to wait a little longer for his return.

Prior to his current hiatus, Cena had last appeared at WrestleMania 33, where, in a battle of real-life WWE “power couples,” he and Nikki Bella defeated The Miz and Maryse. Cena would successfully propose to Nikki after the match.