It’s a long time coming. Like him or not, there is no denying that John Cena is one of the biggest stars in wrestling history. Through a combination of incredible skills, crazy charisma, and a never ceasing work ethic, Cena has become one of the top stars WWE has ever seen. While his career has more or less ended, Cena has reached a noteworthy date in his WWE tenure.

Cena has done almost everything there is to do in WWE and that has taken place over a very long time. With a record tying sixteen World Titles, there is not much left for Cena to accomplish in the ring and that may be a big part of why he has gone off to Hollywood after a long in-ring career. After so many accomplishments in the ring, Cena is taking the time to look back and smile a bit.

Cena posted a message to his Twitter account on Saturday, reflecting on the eighteen year anniversary of his WWE debut. On the June 27, 2002 SmackDown, Cena answered an open challenge from Kurt Angle and said he was ready because of Ruthless Aggression. Cena called WWE his home and said that it always will be. Cena’s most recent WWE appearance was at WrestleMania 36 in a loss to Bray Wyatt.

It doesn’t feel a day over eighteen years ago. Check out Cena’s debut:

Opinion: I know a lot of people aren’t huge on Cena and that’s fine. The thing to remember about him though is how long he was around WWE and how big of a deal he really was for the company. Cena may be the last true superstar the company sees for a long time to come and that is a rather sad situation. I’m hoping fans remember him more fondly now that he is mostly gone, as he really was that great.

What do you think of Cena? Will he wrestle again? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!

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