John Laurinaitis returned to WWE television in a segment taped for this week's Smackdown. The show opened with The Rock cutting a promo on John Cena. Laurinaitis interrupted, explaining he had permission from Teddy Long to be out there.
Laurinaitis explained the reason he's here is because he has a problem with John Cena. He blamed Cena for his "firing" and offered to be in The Rock's corner at Wrestlemania 29. When Laurinaitis extended his hand for a handshake, Rock gave him a spine buster and The People's Elbow to end the segment.
Laurinaitis, who works backstage as a producer, last appeared in front of a WWE audience at a WWE Raw live event in Doha, Qatar last month.