John Cena is scheduled to return to WWE at the December 26, 2016 Smackdown live event from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following matches after confirmed for that big holiday show:
- WWE World Champion AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose
- Bray Wyatt vs. Kane vs. Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton
- Steel Cage Match: The Miz vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler
- SmackDown Tag Team Champions Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. The Usos vs. American Alpha vs. Breezango
- SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch vs. Naomi vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Nikki Bella
- Apollo Crews, Jack Swagger and The Hype Bros vs. The Vaudevillains and The Ascension
- Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto
Cena, who now considers himself a part-time WWE Superstar, is away from WWE filming the second season of American Grit. The FOX reality competition is not a WWE related project, in which Cena is an executive producer and host.
We've heard there are plans to program Cena with AJ Styles once again.