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John Cena Hopes To Return To WWE For 20th Anniversary

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John Cena will soon hit the 20-year mark as a WWE Superstar after his 2002 debut, something he’s keen to return to WWE in order to celebrate.

27 June 2002 (taped 24 June) marked John Cena’s official WWE debut, as ‘The Leader of the Cenation’ emphatically accepted Kurt Angle’s open challenge in a losing effort. Cena’s debut is among the greatest in history for the career that followed but as of yet, nothing notable is planned to mark the occasion.

John Cena is hoping to change that, indicating that he’ll “soon” be returning to Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant. Speaking to Adam Glyn of Adam’s Apple, the multi-time WWE Champion spoke very proudly of hitting the upcoming milestone (h/t Sportskeeda Wrestling):

“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.”

One of the biggest and most important WWE Superstars ever, John Cena is a decorated athlete regarded as the face of WWE. Cena is a 16-time World Champion, tied most with WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, while many of his matches and feuds have been ranked as the best of that particular year by a variety of media outlets.

The former ‘Doctor of Thuganomics’ returned to WWE after a 15-month absence at last July’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view, confronting WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. This was done to set up the main event of SummerSlam, which saw ‘The Tribal Chief’ retain his championship over John Cena.

With SummerSlam this year taking place on 30 July, it’s entirely possible that Cena follows a similar route this year by setting up a marquee SummerSlam match. Who, exactly, WWE would pair him with remains the key question.