WWE celebrated the 20th anniversary of John Cena last night in a sold-out edition of Monday Night Raw. This special occasion drew heartwarming wishes from fans and wrestlers all around including Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler and Trish Stratus. But the most prominent thing that caught everybody’s attention was the surprise cameo video appearances from current AEW superstars Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson and Paul Wight who also payed their tribute towards John Cena.
The internet fans got a bit perplexed after the sudden cameos of these AEW superstars and they also applauded WWE for allowing this thing to happen on their Television to what was termed as a “very cool moment”. All three of them including Danielson, Paul and Jericho share a rich history with John Cena back from their WWE days. Daniel Bryan (in WWE) was involved in a high-profile rivalry with John Cena in 2013 over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
At Summerslam, Cena defended his title against Bryan with Triple H being the special guest referee for the match. Bryan defeated Cena after a running knee to the face and he became the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the process, afterwards Randy Orton came out and successfully cashes-in his Money in the Bank contract over Bryan after the latter was hit by an Pedigree by Triple H from behind.
John Cena also had some memorable matches against Chris Jericho and The Big Show with the standouts among them being the 2008 Survivor Series match against Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship and the Wrestlemania 20 match against The Big Show for the United States Championship in both of which Cena won the respective titles from his opponents.
John Cena made his much-awaited WWE return on Raw tonight
In between of the “Cena Cena….. ” and “Thank you Cena” chants, John Cena cut an absolutely electrifying promo addressing the entire WWE Universe. He even teased his next possible match to happen soon but doesn’t exactly revealed it’s date leaving fans in a cliffhanger.
Cena also had several backstage confrontations throughout the show with The Street Profits, Ezekiel and most notably with the current United States Champion and his Summerslam rumoured opponent Theory. The arrogant Theory said that everyone should be celebrating other than John Cena, later he tried to click a selfie with Cena which got denied after the 16-time Champ walked away.