John Cena returns, challenges WWE champion to match at Royal Rumble

BY Sports Illustrated and Extra Mustard/Sports Illustrated via Extra Mustard • December 27, 2016

John Cena made his return to WWE on Tuesday night and declared his return to the ring and challenged the winner of the AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin fight for the WWE Championship belt at Royal Rumble.

Cena took time away from WWE after the No Mercy pay-per-view in October as he filmed appearances for FOX's “American Grit.” Cena also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in December.

He took the mic to announce that he has not “gone Hollywood” and will return soon.

Watch Cena's announcement below:

The Royal Rumble is scheduled for January 24, 2016.


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