John Cena made his return to WWE on the June 27 episode of Monday Night Raw to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut.
June 27, 2022 was a date circled on the calendars of WWE fans, as that was when John Cena was making his return for an appearance on Monday Night Raw. The reason for his appearance was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his WWE debut, where he battled Kurt Angle on a 2002 episode of SmackDown.
Cena approached the ring to speak to the audience, where he thanked the fans. There was no build to a potential future match, but the 16-time world champion said that he is not sure the next time he will make a return to the ring, but said that it would not be for only one more match.
John Cena returns to celebrate 20th anniversary with WWE
Twitter users reacted to Cena’s return, and thanked the superstar for the memories he provided throughout his 20-year wrestling career.
A variety of video packages were shown throughout the night, showcasing Cena’s accomplishments in and out of the ring. There were also a variety of wrestlers sending their congratulations to Cena, including All Elite Wrestling stars Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson and Paul Wight.
Cena made appearances in backstage segments throughout the night, which included speaking with Ezekiel, being confronted by United State Champion Theory and having a run-in with former rival Seth “Freakin’” Rollins.
No future matches were teased like fans had expected, but it was a moment where fans thanked Cena for all he has done since making his debut on June 27, 2002.