As speculation continues about The Rock potentially returning to the ring, John Cena says that he hopes that The Great One will finally come back to WWE.
Speaking after making his own dramatic return to the company, the 16-time world champion said that as a fan, he hopes The Rock will do the same.
In conversation with Entertainment Tonight, Cena expressed his desire to see WWE’s first-ever third generation Superstar return to the ring.
“For him to be gracious enough to return to WWE, it’s own global entertainment phenomenon, it’s great for WWE and it’s great for The Rock. As a fan of WWE, I hope he returns,”
The wrestling world has been a hive of speculation in recent days and weeks with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and The Rock all reportedly making their way back the the squared circle.
It was initially reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast on July 22nd that The Great One would be returning to WWE at Survivor Series. The report added that while there was no news on whether the People’s Champ would wrestle, he was expected to appear in Brooklyn. It was also noted that the appearance would be used to help set up a potential clash with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38.
However, in his own interview with Entertainment Tonight, The Rock refused to give anything anyway, commenting that he had “nothing” to say about the news.
A return to WWE at Survivor Series would be somewhat symbolic for the sure-fire Hall of Famer as he debuted at that very event 25 years ago this November at Madison Square Garden. On that occasion, he emerged as his team’s sole survivor.
Cena who only recently returned to WWE at Money In The Bank, of course shares a storied history with The Rock going all the way back to 2011. The rivalry led to their “Once in a lifetime” clash at WrestleMania XXVIII before doing it all again the following year. Interestingly, the matches left each man with one singles WrestleMania victory over the other.
Meanwhile, John Cena currently has his sights set on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Cena recently laid down a challenge to Reigns for a match at SummerSlam but the Tribal Chief declined. Reigns instead accepted a challenge from Finn Balor.
WWE recently announced that John Cena will appear the on Friday September 10th edition of SmackDown at Madison Square Garden.
This is currently the first and only date Cena has been advertised for post-SummerSlam.