Update on John Cena’s WWE status heading into the end of 2022

As previously noted, there has been speculation about John Cena returning to the ring at WWE Wrestlemania 39 and possibly facing either Austin Theory or Logan Paul.

According to Variety.com, Cena will appear on the final Smackdown episode of 2022. The event takes place on December 30th at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL and Variety noted that “according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, more announcements are planned for the episode in the coming weeks.” Cena only made one other WWE television appearance in 2022.

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following regarding Cena and Wrestlemania 39…

“There is a question regarding Cena at Mania. He is scheduled to be in Australia throughout February and March filming the movie ‘Ricky Stanicky,’ a comedy with Zac Efron.”