WWE fans haven't seen John Cena in a wrestling ring since SummerSlam in 2021, where he lost to Roman Reigns, but he might be planting seeds for a comeback match against Theory.

Cena has stayed busy in Hollywood but speaks highly of his time as a wrestler any time he's given the opportunity to do so.

While his return is far from imminent, stranger things have happened than Cena showing up to do a one-off at a premium live event.

That's a tremendous amount of pressure for Vince McMahon's on-screen protege, but so far his run with the United States Championship has kept him involved in various angles on television.

Due to those comparisons, a bout between the two makes sense on paper, and Cena might be leaning into that a bit with recent comments.

In an Instagram post, Theory tossed out the idea of squaring off with Cena at this year's SummerSlam, and during a recent Q and A session on WWE's TikTok account

When asked who his favorite current WWE superstar is, he answered with "Theory" before giving the I'm-watching-you hand gesture.

The very next question was about which current WWE superstar is most in need of an Attitude Adjustment, and Cena said "Theory" again, before going back to the I'm-watching-you motion.