John Cena has transitioned from an all-time great WWE superstar to a Hollywood actor with tremendous ease. He now only makes sporadic appearances in the Stamford-based promotion. So when it was announced that Cena would be appearing on the 6th March edition of Raw, it was met with huge excitement all around.
And the fact that The Franchise Player would be making an appearance in his hometown of Boston was the cherry on top. Cena entered amidst one of the loudest pops in an arena in recent times. It surprised the 16-time champion to the level he could not hide his emotions. And Cena let out a few tears of joy.
Fans react emotionally to John Cena’s return
The internet wrestling community was waiting for the return of their favorite superstar. They noticed the emotional moment and flooded social media with their reactions.
Here are some of the top comments:
The man legitimately loves the business, and we love him. Been watching him since his debut, and it’s going to be a sad sad day when he retires.
— Derek (@DM_Hess) March 7, 2023
john was there every single dam night and we took him for granted
— Pedro (@maspizzaa) March 7, 2023
It’s nice to see after all these years John Cena finally get the respect that he deserves.
— James Forcum (@Fork34) March 7, 2023
Got literal chills at this part 😭
— Joseph 〽️clean (@J_d_m_7) March 7, 2023
Welcome Home GOAT🐐
— 𝙏𝙖𝙚 ☁️ (@taestaytrill) March 7, 2023
is he retiring ? omg
— ｡ (@afterh3urs) March 7, 2023
I have never seen him cry before
That made me a little emotional too 🥲
— Sabrina Diamonde (@SabrinaDiamonde) March 7, 2023
The emotions displayed by The Cenation Leader were quite natural. The squared circle was like a home to him for more than one and a half decades. Leaving it to venture into the movie industry would have been a tough decision for him. Nevertheless, Cena seemed overwhelmed by the extraordinary reaction to his comeback.
John Cena’s WrestleMania 39 plans revealed
On the business side of things, John Cena’s WrestleMania 39 plans were finally revealed. After months of speculation, his match with the US champion Austin Theory was sealed. The mouth-watering clash will be for the US title. The two were part of an excellent promo during the show. Theory even admitted that The Doctor of Thuganomics was the reason behind him joining wrestling.
This upcoming battle of generations is giving a feeling of the epic battles that Cena had with Dwayne Johnson. And ‘The Franchise Player’ now finds himself on the other side of the fence.
He has always highlighted that WWE will always be his happy place. Cena has a unique record for competing in the wrestling juggernaut every year since 2002. He maintained it by competing in the last SmackDown of 2022.
John Cena has served as the face of WWE for a very long time. He has been through tough times as well with the company. For sure, the Stamford-based promotion still means a lot to Cena. And his emotional reaction during his red brand appearance is evidence of that.