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John Cena is set to make his long awaited return to WWE during the live event at Madison Square Garden later today, and it’s also been confirmed that the former WWE Champion will be making his return to both Raw and SmackDown Live.

Cena is being advertised for the New Year’s Day episode of SmackDown Live, but it looks like he may be missing the Royal Rumble this year.

CageSideSeats notes that due to John Cena’s movie schedule he’s expected to miss the 2019 Royal Rumble despite the fact that he’s returning to TV next week.

John Cena recently opened up about trying to balance his wrestling life with his acting career, and he explained why he can’t do both at the same time.

“The biggest difficulty is trying to juggle stuff because I have learned, and I’m trying to fight this system but I’m losing, once you’re in production for a movie, they don’t allow you to wrestle. Because I can’t go to a WWE taping and have my nose put over here.”

“Not only doesn’t it look good, it’s, ‘Man, you don’t look right.’ So they shut the whole movie down, (there are) 150 people that are expecting a paycheck for that movie and I just screwed them out of their wage. It ups the budget of the movie, so I just put the movie behind the eight ball of possibly being a financial success.”

You can check out the current card for the Royal Rumble below.

Universal Championship Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman

30 Man Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, More TBA

30 Woman Royal Rumble Match
Carmella, More TBA