Bryan Alvarez mentioned during Tuesday’s edition of Wrestling Observer Live that WWE plans to have John Cena return at the December 13th TLC pay-per-view. Cena was originally scheduled to return at the December 26th WWE live event from Madison Square Garden.
The reason for this is because TLC takes place in Boston, which is near his hometown in Massachusetts. The idea is for Cena to return in a U.S Open Challenge against Alberto Del Rio at the TLC PPV so he will get a big reaction.
Keep in mind that plans change all the time in WWE, but this is currently what WWE has planned for Cena.