However, since that is a holiday, the WWE pre-taped both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live for the second week in a row (last week was Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
The WWE SmackDown Live tapings were recorded in Pittsburgh on Saturday night and John Cena did return only to find a surprising WWE superstar getting in his face.
Don’t read on if you don’t want WWE spoilers (via Wrestling Inc).
Who confronted John Cena on SmackDown Live?
John Cena made his return to the WWE on SmackDown Live and came to the ring to a huge pop. However, it wasn’t long until another WWE superstar joined him in the ring — none other than Becky Lynch.
John Cena had given Lynch a lot of credit for finding her voice in the WWE, so it was no surprise that he had no problem coming back to put her over.
I found my voice in 2018. That simple, powerful thing left the rest scrambling to catch up. In 2019 everybody better step up because nothing or no-one is going to hold me down again. pic.twitter.com/YV66qvP1Jp
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) December 20, 2018
However, and this isn’t a surprise either, Becky Lynch brutalized John Cena.
She told him that she was “The Man” now and was taking his spot as the best wrestler in the WWE. She then told him to get out of her ring or Nikki Bella wouldn’t be the only woman to drop him.
It was a great line and few people get a drop on John Cena like that. It then ended up with Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega coming out and a mixed tag team match took place.
In that match, just when Cena was about to get the win over Almas, Becky threw him out of the ring and made Vega tap out to get the win for her team.
John Cena knows that Becky Lynch is a star and he did everything he could to put her over on WWE SmackDown Live.
Other SmackDown Live spoilers
The John Cena return and Becky Lynch confrontation was not the only WWE spoilers that were huge for SmackDown Live next week.
The New Day announced they were going to all be in the Royal Rumble this year.
There was a Fatal 5-Way match to determine Daniel Bryan’s opponent for the WWE world championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, and AJ Styles won it over Samoa Joe, Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe.
AJ Styles also had a backstage confrontation with Shane McMahon — possibly a follow-up from last week’s attack on Vince McMahon.
Triple H said he will decide who gets the next shot at Asuka’s title while talking to Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Carmella.
Sonya Deville beat Naomi and Shinsuke Nakamura attacked Rusev, hurting him and Lana both as he tries to get a rematch set up for the United States title.