As noted, John Cena, who has been out of action for several months due to a shoulder injury, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he would be returning on the May 30th episode of WWE RAW.
“They said the surgery recovery time is nine months, but I’m ready to go in five,” Cena said on Twitter. “This Memorial Day, Cena is back on Raw.”
Dave Meltzer noted in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE thought that the May 30th episode of RAW would do a bad TV rating since it’s on a holiday. Thus, the reason that Cena will be returning on the show in hopes to increase the TV rating.
The 2015 Memorial Day edition of RAW garnered an average viewing audience of 3,599,333 viewers on the USA Network. The 2014 edition of the show did 3,602,333 viewers.