John Cena celebrated his 20 years with the WWE tonight on Raw. The Cenation leader entered the arena to a round of applause from those working in front of and behind the scenes.

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WWE ran a couple of pre-recorded video messages from current superstars and legends of the business for Cena’s 20-year celebration. AEW stars Paul Wight, Chris Jericho and Bryan Danielson also sent out their video tributes for Cena.

Sean Sapp reported from behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE contacted AEW for allowing their talent to film video messages for Cena and that Khan had no problem giving the permission to do so.

June 27’s WWE Raw saw a very unique situation, with AEW talent Paul Wight and Bryan Danielson appearing during John Cena “congratulations” videos for his 20 year anniversary.

We’re told that the situation was very straightforward in making it happen. The idea was pitched, and then AEW founder Tony Khan was contacted in order to see if he’d be okay with it.

Given the circumstances surrounding the videos, he was said to be okay with the videos and provided approval. A WWE source told us that they were able to land virtually everyone they hoped to for the “congrats” videos. These instances have been few and far between since AEW launched in 2019.

Cena was introduced to the ring by none other than Vince McMahon. The 16-time world champion cut a heartfelt promo and struggled to hold back his tears while doing so. Keep reading Ringside News for more!

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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