WWE Smackdown Live (Dec. 27, 2016) from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois marked the return of super Cena. The show opened up right in the arena where John Cena is making his return. In the latter part of his promo Cena said that a lot of people have been planning his future, and 2016 wasn’t exactly a super year for him. He’s been called damaged goods, washed up, a part timer, and a lot of superstars say he’s already got one foot out the door, ready to go to Hollywood and never come back. But tonight, he’s setting the record straight. He’s not done, he’s not leaving, and he’s sick of this New Era BS.
It ain’t the New Era, it’s the “My Time Is Now” Era, and Never Give Up means when you get knocked down you fire up and kick some ass. And no matter who leaves tonight as WWE Champion, he’s wrestling them for the title at the Royal Rumble. You wanna say he can’t do that? Well he can, because he’s John Cena.
As AJ Styles was celebrating with the gold, John Cena entered the ring and strips to his ring gear and offers a hand. AJ points at the title by way of response and shakes John Cena’s hand.
Royal Rumble (2017) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. It will take place on January 29, 2017, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.