“Thank You for Helping Me Make Magic”: ‘Emotional’ John Cena Addresses Fans on Giving Him “The Greatest Gift” for 20 Long Years

Published 12/31/2022, 9:30 AM EST

The fans chanted their WWE hero’s name during the entire match. John Cena had a match after 475 days and he surely didn’t disappoint the WWE Universe.

However, after the match, he had a special message for everyone. Cena expressed his gratitude towards the WWE Universe for spending their holidays with WWE and also cut a heartfelt promo.


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After SmackDown went off air, Cena cut a promo thanking the fans and his WWE superstars. He showed his gratitude to the fans for supporting and motivating him to wrestle for the last 20 years. Sean Ross Sapp shared the entire video on his Twitter handle.

The F9 actor said “I’ve had one match at least every single year since I started in 2002. This year was the first year that wasn’t going to happen until I found out the last event of the year is right in my backyard here in Tampa Bay. I want to thank you as a community for welcoming with open arms. I want to thank those I share the wing with for helping me make magic every night.”

He added, “Most importantly, I want to thank all of you that do all the hard work and sacrifice that come see us week in and week out. None of this exists without you. Thank you for a wonderful 20 year run. Thank you for a wonderful 2022. Everybody be safe tomorrow night and let’s have one hell of a 2023.”

One thing is for sure that Cena wasn’t going to let his record break and disappoint his fans. Therefore, taking this opportunity, he wrestled one match in 2022 on one of the best episode of SmackDown.

Fans pour love for John Cena for his heartfelt promo

The Cenation Leader is a fan favorite and always there for his fans. Similarly, his promo after the match on SmackDown surely made many fans emotionally moved.

The wrestling universe shared their love through their tweets below the post. Clearly, we can see how much the fans love the 16-time world champion.

Love for The Cenation Leader from his fans for his heartfelt promo after SmackDown

What’s next for John Cena is always a question now!

Cena loves WWE and pro wrestling business.

Indeed, the greatest.

His retirement speech is going to make many cry.

The fans truly love John Cena and will be waiting for the next time he will be in WWE for a match.


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After the match, The Usos and Solo Sikoa attacked ‘Super Cena’ and The Prizefighter. It happened when SmackDown went off air and both the stars were celebrating.


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However, The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre came to save the day. After that Cena cut this heartfelt promo thanking the WWE Universe.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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