The Wyatt Family confronted John Cena

John Cena returns to SmackDown LIVE as a 16-time World Champion: SmackDown LIVE, Jan. 31, 2017

The Champ is here and poised for the upcoming Elimination Chamber Match and the looming threat of 2017 Royal Rumble Match winner Randy Orton.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TexasJohn Cena kicked off SmackDown LIVE as a conquering hero returning from battle, and for very good reason. On Sunday, the “Never Give Up” Superstar overcame AJ Styles in an epic contest to become a 16-time World Champion – tying a record set by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

While Cena was more than ready to get to business and discuss defending his crown against five opponents inside the Elimination Chamber in two weeks, he could not even complete a full thought before 2017 Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton and one of The Champ’s Elimination Chamber Match challengers, Bray Wyatt, interrupted.

The Eater of Worlds waxed poetic about how one way or another the WWE Championship would soon be the property of The Wyatt Family. The two then attempted to lambast Cena, however, Cena would soon have backup in the way of the exiled Luke Harper, who joined The Champ in combatting Orton & Wyatt. Because of the chaos, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon arrived on the scene to say that the two pairs would square off in a tag team match … next!

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