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John Cena returns to SmackDown to say he won’t work WrestleMania, changes his mind like a minute later

John Cena was back on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, and cut right to the chase: it’s WrestleMania season and he’s back with something to say. But he’s going to do something special and that means listening to the fans.

Which means he won’t be working the show.

That’s the angle they took. Cena has heard the fans loud and clear, and he doesn’t want to take any spots away from younger stars coming up, so he’s choosing not to do so. That’s why he showed up. He even pointed out he wanted to do this in front of his family in a place he calls home.

He wanted to make clear that he’s not wrestling at WrestleMania in front of his family.


Naturally, before he could make it backstage, the lights went out and The Fiend made an appearance. He did so to, and I kid you not, point at the WrestleMania sign. Cena, who had literally just said he didn’t want to take a young up-and-comer’s spot, immediately accepted.

This was tremendously dumb.

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