John Cena is back in the WWE fold after a few weeks off, and is in a big spot, too.
The 15-time former world champion Cena was absent from WWE programming since losing to AJ Styles at Summerslam in August, but made a return on Tuesday's episode of WWE Smackdown Live. While interrupting Styles' promo, Cena announced his desire to compete for the WWE Championship and earn his 16th world title, tying Ric Flair for the most in wrestling history.
Dean Ambrose would also join the fray, cutting a passionate promo about John Cena being a part-timer and complaining about losing to a low blow at the hands of Styles at Backlash.
Shane McMahon would come to the ring and announce that Ambrose is still entitled to his one-on-one championship rematch, but at No Mercy, he'd compete with both Cena and Styles in a triple threat match to main event No Mercy next month.
WWE No Mercy takes place on October 9 from the Golden 1 Center from Sacramento, California.