It has been an incredibly long time since the WWE have been able to put on a show in front of a sold-out audience in a venue, but did they ever when they had the opportunity to do so at the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View on Sunday night!
Whilst there were a number of title changes on the night, the roof of the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, was almost blown off its foundations because of the return of one man: John Cena!
The WWE superstar, who has since followed in the footsteps of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and given Hollywood – and the Fast & Furious movie franchise a whirl – decided it would be the perfect time to make his entrance and return to the company that has made him a name and brand that is known all around the world – even for those who do not know about wrestling.
Indeed, whilst Cena is perhaps one of the most opinion-splitting wrestlers over the last two decades, there is no doubt that many will feel the WWE is better for having him back in the ring. You only have to look at the reaction that he received when his entrance music hit after Roman Reigns defeated Edge in the main event.
Shouting “it’s been too long”, it certainly has for those who are fans of the ‘Leader of Cenation’. The last time they would have seen him competing in a WWE ring was at the WrestleMania 36 event which took place back in April 2020. He was defeated at that event by ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in the first-ever Firefly Fun House match.
That event was not in front of a crowd, though, so the last time anyone in the WWE Universe actually had managed to see an Attitude Adjustment be delivered in person will have been way back in 2019, when he competed at WrestleMania 35.
And, it seems he is here to stay for the meantime, as it has been confirmed that he will be making an appearance at RAW on Monday night, and that it is not a one-night-only deal, but rather the first night of many to come.
The WWE looks set to go down a route that will see Cena and Reigns go up against each other at WWE SummerSlam, but with a number of weeks still left until that happens, it will be interesting to see what direction the company decide to go in.