John Cena will return to the ring on June 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his WWE debut. The 16-time world champion has gradually moved away from wrestling in recent years, thanks to advancing age and a desire to focus on his film career.
Following in the footsteps of the legendary The Rock, the Boston phenomenon quickly became one of the most popular and paid actors in Hollywood. His last WWE appearance was in SummerSlam 2021, where he was defeated by 'Tribal Chief' Roman Reigns at the end of a thrilling battle.
The leader of the 'Cenation', which debuted on the main roster in June 2002, has won two editions of the Royal Rumble match, three editions of the Elimination Chamber match and the 2012 edition of Money in the Bank.
In the latest edition of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo said there aren't many credible opponents for Cena right now.
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“Although he is no longer very young, John Cena is still one of the best performers around.
If you put John in the ring right now, who could beat him? Among the members of the current roster, the only one that comes to mind is Roman Reigns" - analyzed Russo. “If we want to be generous, we can also mention Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre.
Any other opponent would not be credible” - he increased the dose. Vince then threw a dig at John himself: “Legends like John Cena and The Undertaker didn't help the young talent emerge. Taker retired for age reasons, while Cena has become one of Hollywood's most popular actors.
When Vince McMahon needs big attractions for an event in Saudi Arabia or WrestleMania, he offers them a mountain of money and they go back to the ring. Often and willingly, they steal the show from wrestlers who work full-time.
The same concept also applies to The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin”. It is still unknown what WWE has in mind for the umpteenth return of John Cena. He addressed the situation on an episode of RAW leading up to WrestleMania 34.
He stated that he doesn't want to take anyone else's well-earned opportunity by using his star power to get a match at The Showcase of The Immortals. Fans wanted him to have a match with someone of his legendary level, so he decided to issue an impromptu challenge to The Undertaker.