John Cena announced for edition of WWE Smackdown prior to the 2023 Payback PLE

Ryan Satin of reported on Monday that John Cena will be returning to WWE television for the September 1st 2023 edition of Smackdown which is one day prior to the 2023 Payback PLE. Cena is also scheduled to appear at the WWE Superstar Spectacle show in India on Friday, September 8th.

Cena confirmed that he will be wrestling in India…

“Cannot wait to reunite with the @WWE family live on #Smackdown! Especially excited to meet the #WWE Universe in India and wrestle for the FIRST TIME EVER in 🇮🇳! The time is NOW…. C U all VERY soon!!! @WWE @WWEIndia”

Cena last appeared at the 2023 Money in the Bank PLE in London, England.