John Cena would rather wrestle than rest.
After missing most of the year due to his busy filming schedule, John Cena will return to the WWE ring beginning on Dec. 26 at a WWE Live Event at Madison Square Garden. Cena will continue to work the Live Event schedule through Jan. 14.
Speaking to Canoe, Cena discussed his decision to work the live events instead of taking time off.
"The WWE is the place that for the past 15 years I’ve had the absolute most fun. I very much look forward to getting back there," said Cena. "I was given the choice of taking one month to catch my breath and live what I would call a normal life. It took me about two seconds to turn that down. On December 26th, I return to Madison Square Garden and do a nice live event run with the WWE right up through the middle of January." Cena continued, “None of these shows are televised. I’m literally just doing it because I want to get back to a place I feel most comfortable and to working with people I can call my family. And I want to have some fun.”
Cena has not been on WWE television since his appearance at Super Show-Down in October where he debuted a new haircut, which everyone had an opinion on. He has not wrestled a match in the United States since WrestleMania 34.
"I know that my return is going to come with some mixed opinions — especially because I’ve been away and I’ve got a stupid haircut now — but that’s what’s great about the WWE audience. They are fanatical. They are obsessive. They are loud as hell and it’s going to be a fun experience. I’m glad I can come back.”
You can view Cena's entire WWE schedule here.