John Cena continues to be an extraordinary wrestling ambassador around the world. Everyone recognizes him, everyone wants to take a picture with him or ask him for an autograph. The 16-time world champion has moved away from wrestling in recent years, becoming one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors.
His last WWE appearance was in SummerSlam 2021, where he was defeated by 'Tribal Chief' Roman Reigns at the end of a breathtaking battle. Shortly after the meeting ended, the leader of the 'Cenation' was brutally attacked by the returning Brock Lesnar.
As everyone knows by now, the Boston champion will return in the episode of Monday Night Raw on June 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut in WWE. Through his Twitter profile, JBL praised Cena for the incredible work he has done outside the ring.
John is heavily involved in 'Make A-Wish' projects, aimed at fulfilling the wishes of children aged between 2.5 and 18 who suffer from serious illnesses.
JBL praises John Cena
"Few people in history have held the WWE name as high as John Cena.
He is the best rep you could ask for and is a fantastic human being. I'm really proud of John and everything he continues to do. He is crazy!" - wrote JBL. WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett echoed: “If you analyze Cena's career in detail, you realize that he made wrestling history.
I am not referring only to the victories and titles he has collected, but also to his longevity. He has had the ability to stay on top for a very long time, despite being a physically demanding activity. His perseverance and hard work made a difference, allowing him not to suffer serious injuries.
We are talking about a unique talent, which perhaps will never happen again. Not everyone realizes how important John Cena was for WWE and wrestling in general." Speaking on his “After The Bell” podcast, Graves recalled how every superstar wanted to be on tours with Cena because those shows earned more money.
Moving forward, he believes The Tribal Chief could one day become as successful as the 16-time world champion. “You wanted to be on the Cena tour, much like now you wanna be on the Roman Reigns tour because Roman Reigns is box office, and maybe Roman can surpass that [Cena’s superstardom],” Graves said.
“Roman’s still got a few years left. Roman’s still firing on all cylinders at the top of his game. Roman could be the guy who knocks Cena out of that spot. I don’t know if it’s gonna happen”.