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WWE SummerSlam 2021: How, When to Watch John Cena’s Return to the Ring

by Joe Rutland
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WWE fans are getting ready for SummerSlam and the return of John Cena to the pro wrestling ring in one of the company’s biggest cards.

Cena will go up against Roman Reigns, who holds the Universal Champion belt, in tonight’s main event. But where can you, Outsiders who love pro wrestling and sports entertainment, see the card? What time does it start on Saturday night?

We’ve got you covered. SummerSlam is available as a pay-per-view option on Peacock. The opening bell is at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central. WWE will have a SummerSlam kickoff show starting at 7 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Central. You can watch the card on Peacock TV or on the app.

In addition, all the action will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

WWE Ready For ‘SummerSlam’ With Seven Title Matches On Card

Now the Cena-Reigns title match is just one of seven title matches on the card itself, according to an article from CBS Sports. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley puts his title on the line against Goldberg. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair squares off against Sasha Banks in a rematch from WrestleMania this year.

Meanwhile, Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. finds herself in a three-way title match with Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. Raw Men’s Tag Team Champions A.J. Styles and Omos face a tough test against Randy Orton and Riddle. SmackDown Men’s Tag Team Champs The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) will put their titles on the line against father-and-son team Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

United States Champion Sheamus puts his crown up against Damien Priest, too. Other matches on the WWE card include Edge against Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre facing Jinder Mahal, and Alexa Bliss squaring off against Eva Marie.

Nick Khan Offered His Viewpoint On Cena-Reigns Title Match

Ahead of Saturday night’s WWE card, president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan spoke to Variety about having Cena in the main event.

“As you know, your villain is only as good as your hero, and your hero is only as good as your villain,” Khan said. Reigns is the villain here; Cena is the hero. WWE fans know that Cena is a multiple-time world champion for the company.

“So with Roman being on such a tear and being such a monster heel, it only made sense for one of our greatest faces of all time to come back,” Khan said. “We think John has had an extremely busy summer [promoting movies “F9” and “Suicide Squad”]. He was gracious enough to not only do all of our televised shows, including SummerSlam but all of our non-televised shows as well. So he’s been working his ass off to perform for our fans and to work with us and we greatly appreciate that.”