McMahon came out last week on Raw and told the WWE Universe that they were kicking off a new era and they planned to listen more closely to fans.
Last week, six NXT stars were called up and some lesser used talents got big matches. These announcements continue that movement.
John Cena WWE return
The first announcement is for the return of John Cena to the WWE.
Cena has been out of action because he has been shooting movies. Cena told ESPN that when he is shooting a movie, he can’t wrestle due to the chance of injury.
However, with his latest movie that he shot in China with Jackie Chan wrapped, Cena will return to the WWE this next week.
McMahon said that Cena is exclusive to both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live as he was last year and he will appear on both shows.
There are already two Monday Night Raw appearances booked on Jan. 7 in Orlando and Jan. 14 in Memphis.
It is no secret that the WWE has huge plans for Drew McIntyre in 2019.
However, before his big push to the main event, he has a feud with Dolph Ziggler to wrap up. McMahon said that the feud should conclude next week on Monday Night Raw in a steel cage match.
It should also be noted that McIntyre himself announced that he is the second known entrant in the Royal Rumble this year. R-Truth already earned his spot in the Mixed Match Challenge.
— Ruby Riott (@RubyRiottWWE) December 25, 2018
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
Finally, McMahon officially announced the long-awaited WWE women’s tag team titles.
CBS Sports reported that this was rumored last year and many thought the WWE would announce them at the Evolution pay-per-view event.
However, they are now official and tag teams lining up for the belts include The Riott Squad, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville, Sasha Banks & Bayley, Nia Jax & Tamina, and Mickie James & Alexa Bliss, among others.
There are also rumors that Trish Stratus and Lita might be coming back for a shot at these new titles.
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