John Cena will return to World Wrestling Entertainment tonight for the first time since 2021. It's been a long time since Cena's seen action in the ring, and even longer since he won.

In fact, Cena’s last recorded singles win, according to the Internet Wrestling Database, came in December of 2018. So, how come a guy who always loses is still at the top?

Because, as wrestlers grow older and move onto acting roles, it’s expected they pay it forward just like the stars that came before them, “putting over” younger talent so they can carry the torch and, hopefully, be the next John Cena.

In 2020, John Cena was defeated by the younger Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, a “cinematic match” for which both were highly praised. And in 2021, Cena fell to Roman Reigns, who went on to become the single-biggest star in WWE.

In a business where everyone wants to win, Cena has reached a stage where he is content to count the lights, as long as it helps a younger talent go on to bigger and better things. And it doesn't look like he'll change course any time soon.

After at least one knucklehead suggested that Cena take his talents to rival promotion AEW, it appears the 16-time world champion is set to make yet another WrestleMania appearance this spring in Los Angeles.

In the meantime, save yourself a booth at one of Cena's favorite restaurants in Massachusetts so you can meet him (and some other WWE stars) after their show in Boston this March.

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