As seen during the June 27th 2022 edition of WWE RAW, future matches for John Cena were teased when he was confronted backstage by Austin Theory and Seth Rollins.
While Cena vs. Theory has been rumored for the 2022 Summerslam PPV, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com speculated that the match could be delayed until Wrestlemania 39. It was brought up how Cena’s advertised return resulted in a significant increase in ticket sales for RAW. Meltzer explained that Cena “is not announced for any future TV dates and given how many tickets he moved in Laredo, if he was announced for a show, he’d move more tickets right now than anyone except Dwayne Johnson. So it makes no sense not to advertise him.”