Chelsea and Leicester drew 1-1 in a Premier League game on Thursday evening, with WWE legend John Cena spotted in attendance.
16-time World Champion John Cena was in attendance for Thursday evening’s Premier League offering of Chelsea vs. Leicester. The game, which emanated from Chelsea’s home stadium of Stamford Bridge, saw a 1-1 draw following goals from Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso and Leicester’s James Maddison.
There’s no word on why, exactly, John Cena was in London at the time, though speculation has led many to believe he may be in the midst of filming for upcoming projects. Cena joined new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to take in the game, which was Leicester City’s final away game of the season.
This isn’t the first time that John Cena has shown his support of English football. The former WWE United States Champion has previously been seen in a Spurs t-shirt during a visit to Tottenham Hotspurs’ White Hart Lane stadium a few years ago. He spoke fondly of the stadium’s nostalgia during his visit (h/t Football London):
“I really loved it because it was right in the heart of the city – it reminded me of an old baseball stadium with its nostalgia and tradition. I got to hear about the Spurs being the working man’s team, I got to meet the coach and it was beautiful to see the bright green pitch amidst all the city concrete.”
John Cena’s appearance alongside the Chelsea owner has thus caused outrage among Spurs fans.
Having last appeared for WWE in the summer of 2021, failing to dethrone WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, John Cena is hoping to return to WWE for his upcoming twentieth anniversary. He told Adam Glyn of Adam’s Apple of his desire to return to Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant to celebrate the anniversary of his June 2002 debut:
“Oh, soon. I know in WWE, I turn 20 pretty soon so that’s a pretty big thing. From a pretty storied class of folks Batista, Randy Orton, Brock, we kind of all turn 20 this year, so I’m aware that that’s coming around the corner, and who knows, but it’s one of those hard truths to bear. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on, and I don’t want to say no to any opportunities that are on my doorstep. So I don’t know when I’ll be back. But hopefully, it’s soon. I’ve been gone for too long.”
The 2021/22 Premier League comes to a conclusion on Sunday, 22 May.