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John Cena returns to Raw to set up Roman Reigns match at SummerSlam

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John Cena made his return to Monday Night Raw this week, just one night removed from his much bigger return at Money in the Bank. He opened the show to explain his motivations for returning, and interrupting Roman Reigns celebrating his victory over Edge.

So who brought him back?

“It was you guys.”

“And it was Roman Reigns.”

He made clear that he came back for the Universal championship, and he wants the match to happen at SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 21, 2021. Why does he want that?

“It’s because Roman’s an asshole.”

They didn’t actually allow him to say that so early in the evening on cable television but for those who missed it, the crowd chanted it just after.

Then he started using plenty of shoot terms, saying Reigns is overprotected and isn’t nearly over as much as he seems to think he is.

We’re off to a good start on this one. We’ll get the next chapter on Friday Night SmackDown this week, as Cena announced he will be on that show too.

Get complete Raw results and coverage of this week’s show here.