Returning to the ring for the first time since WWE Super Show-Down in Australia, John Cena has been announced for a series of WWE live events — for both Raw and SmackDown LIVE. The 16-time world champion will also return to Monday Night Raw on January 7, 2019, and appear on the following week’s show.
WWE.com announced Wednesday that Cena will appear on the following shows:
Madison Square Garden, New York – Dec. 26
Nassau Coliseum, New York – Dec. 27
Royals Farms Arena, Baltimore — Dec. 28
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh – Dec. 29 (SmackDown LIVE)
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. – Dec. 30
Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Ga. – Jan. 4
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla. – Jan. 5
Hertz Arena, Ft. Myers, Fla. – Jan. 6
Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. – Jan. 7 (Monday Night Raw)
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W.Va. – Jan. 11
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tenn. – Jan. 12
Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Ala. – Jan. 13
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. – Jan. 14 (Monday Night Raw)
The Dec. 26 show at Madison Square Garden is a Raw live event and he is advertised to team up with Finn Balor against Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler.
The Dec. 29 show in Pittsburgh is a SmackDown LIVE taping (the episode will air on New Year’s Day) and the PPG Paints Arena is advertising Cena and Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura. This is likely a dark match, but with Cena in the arena, he’ll probably appear on television as well.