John Cena advertised for first Smackdown on USA Network


John Cena will be appearing on the January 5 Smackdown television tapings, the first show on the new permanent home, USA Network.

While Smackdown has aired on USA Network in the past for live specials, including an upcoming one in December, this will kick off the “USA Network era” of Smackdown as it moves from SyFy after five years. The event page on WWE.COM lists Reigns, Sheamus, Del Rio, Wyatt, Ambrose, Owens, Ziggler, Harper, and Strowman as also appearing.

The show will be taped at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, with tickets going on sale on November 23.