WWE has announced John Cena will return to Friday Night SmackDown this week and continue the build towards his WrestleMania match against “The Fiend.”
WWE.com made the announcement Wednesday evening.
As you’ll recall … Cena appeared on Friday Night SmackDown almost two weeks ago and said he would not be competing at WrestleMania this year. While walking to the back though, “The Fiend” arrived and challenged him to a match by pointing at the WrestleMania sign.
The 16-time world champion responded with a tip of his cap.
During an installment of the Firefly FunHouse the following week … Rambling Rabbit hinted at Cena being partly responsible for the creation of “The Fiend” by revealing Bray Wyatt’s loss to John at WrestleMania XXX led to the downward spiral of his professional and personal life.
Wyatt also alluded to this on social media, saying he has to face John “where it all began.”