John Cena returning to WWE

As announced on WWE Backstage tonight, John Cena will be returning to WWE on the February 28 episode of Friday Night SmackDown from Boston, Massachusetts.

Cena has not appeared in WWE since doing a segment on the Raw Reunion show back in July 2019. Cena last wrestled on Raw in a Fatal 4-Way in January 2019, which was won by Finn Balor. Cena is a 16-time World Champion and was considered the face of WWE for well over a decade.

Here is the full release from WWE:

John Cena will return to SmackDown on Friday, Feb. 28, as Team Blue continues down The Road to WrestleMania.

It was on SmackDown where The Cenation Leader made his dynamic debut nearly 18 years ago, when he channeled “Ruthless Aggression” to challenge WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle in his debut match. Since that fateful night, Cena went on to become WWE’s standard-bearer, earning 16 World Championships and inspiring countless WWE fans to “Never Give Up.”

An icon in the ring and the star of such blockbuster films as “Bumblebee,” “Blockers” and the upcoming “F9: The Fast Saga,” Cena will soon bring his signature “Hustle, Loyalty and Respect” back to SmackDown, as first reported by WWE Backstage on FS1. Whatever this unparalleled Superstar has planned, you won’t want to miss it.

Catch Cena’s return to SmackDown on Friday, Feb. 28, at 8/7 C on FOX.