John Laurinaitis will make his return to WWE television on this Friday’s episode of SmackDown, taped Tuesday in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Laurinaitis returned by interrupting The Rock’s promo to kick off the show. He revealed that Teddy Long gave him permission to come out. Laurinaitis mentioned John Cena was the reason he got fired from WWE and he wanted to be in The Rock’s corner at WrestleMania 29. Rock ended up shaking hands with Laurinaitis but laid him out with a spinebuster and a People’s Elbow.