John Cena likely to appear at WrestleMania 36

WWE Wrestlemania 35 Live Results: WWE Wrestlemania 35 is set to take place on Monday. (Source: WWE)

John Cena interrupted Elias' "concert" in his Doctor of Thuganomics character. (Source: WWE)

Former WWE champion John Cena is likely to make an appearance at the industry's premier pay-per-view event WrestleMania 36, which is slated to be held on April 6.

Cena will make a return to SmackDown on February 28, 2020 and that is believed to have set in motion for a storyline post the main event of Super ShowDown at Riyadh in Saudia Arabia. However, reports suggest that the 14-time WWE Champion will then go on to face Elias at WrestleMania 36.

This development was reported on the weekend edition of Wrestling Observer Radio (subscription needed).

According to the report, the former WWE champion is likely to battle Elias. The rivalry between the two was projected in WrestleMania 35 when Cena interrupted Elias' "concert" in his Doctor of Thuganomics character. He had then hit Elias with his iconic finishing move FU. The feud between the two superstars was also seen at WrestleMania 34 before Cena went to lose his match against The Undertaker.

In the previous segment of WWE Backstage it was announced that Cena will feature in WWE TV, February 28 edition of SmackDown, an event that can possibly lead the angle for his return.

Cena, who is a part of action film F9, hasn't been in ringside action since January 2019, a triple threat match featuring him against Finn Balor and Drew McIntyre. His last appearance on WWE TV was in July 2019, where Cena took part in a SmackDown rap battle segment with the Usos.

The report also mentioned that a match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles is also being planned for the annual event.

WrestleMania 36 will also see current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar take on McIntyre and NXT Champion Rhea Ripley battle Charlotte Flair.