John Cena is one of the more recognizable professional wrestlers, as famous for his struggle to win as he is for his loyalty and respect.
After 16 years in WWE, “The Face of WWE’s 20 Years of Authentic”, John Cena returned to the same show where he made his professional wrestling debut this evening. His 20th-anniversary comeback is undeniable to every fan that has watched Dempsey’s journey throughout his career.
Leading up to his appearance on SmackDown, fellow legends such as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Triple H, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, and Bryan Danielson recorded video messages to celebrate Cena’s career. He also appeared in a variety of backstage segments alongside current stars like The Street Profits and Theory. They had a tense confrontation where the United States Champion told Cena to shut his mouth while he listed reasons why he is such a once-in-a-lifetime talent.
Vince McMahon appeared on Raw to introduce John Cena down to the ring for his anniversary celebration, as part of the Raw roster lined the sides of the entrance ramp with his signature “Let’s go to work” line.
On the mic, Cena says that today marks his WWE birthday. You can feel the potent energy and hear the noise where they’re at, so there is no better place to have his birthday. He jokes a bit about his jorts and then transitions to a speech about how tonight has nothing to do with anything that he has ever done.