John Cena will return to the WWE, fans just aren't sure when.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Cena confirmed he will return to WWE, but didn't give a date as to when.
"You are absolutely correct. Yep," Cena replied when asked "it's not a matter of if you are coming back to WWE it's a matter of when you are coming back to WWE?"
As a follow-up, Cena was asked how excited he was to hear the roar of the crowd when "My Time Is Now" hits the speakers. Cena has more excitement for those that have spent the last 15 months working in front of no crowd than he does for himself.
"So I'm going to modify the question, because I think the question is selfish. I'm excited for the WWE performers. I know how hard it's been. I don't think I would have done very well in this atmosphere without an audience. But I also think that this time without an audience has allowed performers like Roman Reigns for example, to unobstructively mold his character. If you send Roman Reigns from city to city with paying audience after paying audience, there may be some audiences that don't even care what he has to say. They just want to boo him or cheer him or whatever. Without that, especially developing your character and trying to get the message across, like trying to hand someone your business card. I think Roman has absolutely needed this time and in it he has developed his personality and found out who he is. Now when he goes back to live audiences, they aren't confused. He's spent this 15 month block defining who he is and he's the one who can benefit from this. Whereas established performers, I think I really would have had a tough time with no audiences. I as a performer, am happy for the WWE to have crowds again. I really look forward to get back in front of those crowds. But I am happy for everybody that their music can hit and they can feel that genuine excitement that makes all of our hearts beat," he said.
It is unknown when Cena will return to WWE television.
He last appeared at WrestleMania 36 where he literally disappeared at the conclusion of the Firefly Fun House match against Bray Wyatt.
Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for sending in the quotes.