WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Results: John Cena Returns To Confront Roman Reigns
John Cena returned to WWE following the Money in the Bank 2021 main event between Roman Reigns and Edge. A triumphant Roman Reigns began a promo by saying “now, the whole world can acknowledge me…” only to be interrupted by Cena’s iconic theme music and a raucous reaction that even eclipsed Edge’s from Friday night.
Money in the Bank went off the air while Cena celebrated in the ring, and before any physical confrontation could commence.
John Cena has been rumored to return to WWE for quite some time now, with recent rumors suggesting he was set to appear on the July 23 broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown. A joint production with the Rolling Loud Hip-Hop Festival, the John Cena character would represent a perfect bridge between pro wrestling and Rolling Loud, not only because of his hip-hop roots but also due to his mainstream cache as a legitimate A-List star.
Thanks, in part, to WWE insider @WrestleVotes, rumors began swirling that John Cena could possibly return at WWE Money in the Bank 2021.
“Source states the plan going back weeks ago was for a big time surprise tonight (July 18, 2021). Same source states they haven’t heard anything regarding it all weekend, which could just be to throw everyone off… idk, it’s not like this person can be seen or anything,” read the account, with the last sentence a thinly veiled reference to John Cena’s famed “you can’t see me” catchphrase.
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In addition to Cena, top women’s star Becky Lynch has also been linked to a possible return in WWE’s first pay-per-view in front of live fans with PWInsider (h/t Wrestling Inc) reporting The Man was set to be in attendance at the pay-per-view this weekend. With several big names reportedly on deck as part of a heavy rollout of possible surprise returns, WWE has plenty of time to slowly reintroduce some of its biggest names to an audience thirsty to see them back in front of a live crowd.
As the NBA Finals wind down, and WWE prepares for even stiffer head-to-head competition from The Olympics and the NFL, the promotion will need all the help and star power it can get in the summer and through the fall.