Trae Young Poses With WWE Legend John Cena to Close Iconic SmackDown Debut

Published 09/11/2021, 1:20 PM EDT
Trae Young #11 of Atlanta Hawks looks at before the Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on January 28, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Toronto Raptors won 130-114. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Talking about real-life villains, Trae Young made the audience go bonkers when he played at the MSG in last year’s NBA playoffs. The point guard from Atlanta Hawks put forward an amazing performance against New York Knicks. His performances against the Knicks draw widespread praise, as well as, made him public enemy number one to the Knicks fans. In the meantime, Young appeared on WWE SmackDown to interfere in a match and posed for a photo with WWE legend, John Cena.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Trae Young poses with John Cena

After the show, Young posed with WWE superstar John Cena in an iconic photo at the recent show of SmackDown Live. Moreover, Young appeared on it too. The point guard came out in front of an animated crowd who showered him with boos. Likewise, the show was live in Madison Square Garden which led to the boos from the New York crowd.

However, the photo with John Cena produced a moving moment for Young. WWE markets itself with drama and his appearance on the show elevated the TV ratings for the company. John Cena, recently, made his return and went on with a match against Roman Reigns in SummerSlam. Even though, the superstar looked to break Ric Flair’s record, Reigns overpowered him in an epic fashion.

Cena is an important personality for the company as both he and Young struck a memorable photo.

DIVE DEEPER

Why Charles Barkley Is Tired of Ben Simmons’ Annual Off-Season Workout Videos

11 days ago

Young involves in a match

During a matchup on SmackDown, Sami Zayn introduced Young to the crowd.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

When Rey Mysterio was caught in between the ropes, Young pulled him down and interfered in the match. After the referee spotted the offense, he sent him back to the locker room to the delight of fans in attendance. Young played his part well with a pinch of dramatization on his face.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The ability of the Hawks star is incredible; both on and off the court. The ability to captivate the imagination of the audience with his personality makes him a top prospect. The fans can expect more appearances from Trae in WWE.

WATCH THIS STORY- Moments When Michael Jordan was Just Plain Mean to Steve Kerr, Kwame Brown & Others

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Jacob Gijy

406 articles

Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT