A big name is returning to Raw on next week’s holiday edition of the show.
WWE announced tonight that John Cena would be back on television for next Monday’s Christmas Day episode of Raw. It will be the first time Cena has been on WWE TV since he was part of SmackDown’s men’s division team at Survivor Series. Before returning for that pay-per-view, Cena lost to Roman Reigns in September as their feud ended at No Mercy.
Cena is currently still a “free agent” in storyline and can wrestle on both Raw and SmackDown. Next Monday should tell whether he’s just being added to give Raw a boost on Christmas or if he’ll be on the brand more often as we head into Royal Rumble season.
Next week’s Raw will take place in Chicago, Illinois and will be the first time the show has ever aired live on Christmas Day. The following Monday, Raw will also air live from Miami, Florida on New Year’s Day.