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John Cena is a 16-time WWE World Champion.

John Cena shares an epic moment featuring 54-year-old WWE legend

In a heart-pounding display of nostalgia, the multi-time World Champion John Cena recently took to social media to share a momentous occasion from his illustrious career.

The epic moment featured none other than WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, rekindling the flames of their unforgettable first-time encounter and leaving fans awash with emotions.


On June 27, 2002, a young Cena stepped into the WWE spotlight for the very first time. While he may not have emerged victorious in his debut bout with the Olympic Gold medalist, the seeds of his future stardom were firmly planted.

John Cena recently took to Twitter to reminisce about his SmackDown debut under the Prototype moniker sporting a blonde buzz cut and a swagger that spoke of unwavering confidence, answering the 54-year-old WWE legend's open challenge.

Although The Leader of Cenation was ultimately defeated by Kurt Angle, his fighting spirit resonated with the wrestling fans. This wasn't just another rookie taking the fall, it was the birth of a legend who went on to become a 16-time World Champion in the Stamford-based promotion.

"Get an insight into all the thoughts and faces during my @WWE debut on #Smackdown with this week’s look back! @TikTok_US," Cena wrote.

Check out his tweet below:

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John Cena sends a heartfelt message to Randy Orton after last week's WWE SmackDown

Last week on SmackDown, the Blue brand's General Manager Nick Aldis, and RAW General Manager Adam Pearce both came out to convince Randy Orton to sign their respective brands.

However, Paul Heyman interrupted the moment and sent Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso to take out The Viper. However, the 14-time World Champion was saved by LA Knight, as Orton delivered a vicious RKO to The Bloodline member.


He officially signed with WWE SmackDown and put Roman Reigns on notice via The Wiseman. Celebrating this moment, John Cena took to social media to praise Orton and warned all members of The Bloodline.

Check out Cena's tweet below:

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After Crown Jewel 2023, it remains to be seen when will The Leader of Cenation make his massive WWE return before he hangs his boots.

What did you think of John Cena's early confrontation with the Olympic hero? Sound off in the comments section below.

Edited by
Ajoy Sinha
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