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WWE SmackDown video highlights: Cena returns on Independence Day


WWE was again in Phoenix, Arizona last night as the city hosted the Fourth of July episode of SmackDown.

As had been advertised, John Cena returned to WWE TV as a "free agent." But he wasn't the only returning wrestler on the show, with Rusev making his first in-person appearance in months by interrupting Cena and setting up a flag match with him at Battleground.

Elsewhere on the show, an Independence Day battle royal decided Kevin Owens' next challenger, Naomi (quickly) defended her SmackDown Women's Championship against Lana, and Wale hosted a rap-off between The Usos and The New Day.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

John Cena returns to WWE TV, gets interrupted by Rusev

AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable for a spot in the Independence Day battle royal

Carmella celebrates her MITB win, Daniel Bryan suspends James Ellsworth for 30 days

Naomi vs. Lana for the SmackDown Women's Championship

Baron Corbin attacks Shinsuke Nakamura during an interview

Wale hosts a rap battle between The Usos and The New Day

Randy Orton vs. Aiden English

Jinder Mahal disparages the United States and has a warning for Randy Orton

"Tenee Young" interviews Tye Dillinger

Independence Day battle royal

SmackDown fallout: Chad Gable says that American Alpha aren't breaking up

SmackDown fallout: The New Day celebrate their rap battle win

Talking Smack: Naomi shows off the new LED lights on her Women's title