Vince McMahon made a special appearance at Wednesday's WWE live event from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The show opened with Baron Corbin coming out for a 10-count to get the forfeit win over the injured Braun Strowman. Vince then interrupted and reversed the count, announcing a replacement for Strowman - John Cena. Vince introduced Cena as, "A man with more Madison Square Garden moments than Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino, and Stone Cold combined."
Cena then hit the ring, once again bringing out the "Be Kind to One Another" towel that he previously received from Ellen DeGeneres, and hugged Vince in the middle of the ring. Cena went on to defeat Corbin in a singles match.
Below are photos and videos from the segment with Vince and Cena's win over Corbin:
Vince McMahon just showed up at #WWEMSG! Corbin was trying to accept a forfeit win over Braun Strowman, but Vince announced that Corbin would now have a match against John Cena. pic.twitter.com/9hJqQxfPJg— Nick Giacobbe (@NickGGiacobbe) December 27, 2018
Vince McMahon then introduces Baron Corbi''s opponent: a man with more Madison Square Garden moments than Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino, and Stone Cold combined... #WWEMSG #brunoisturningoverinhisgrave pic.twitter.com/wOs5Zoafa8— Justin Barrasso (@JustinBarrasso) December 27, 2018
John Cena a fait son retour au Madison Square Garden où il a battu Baron Corbin ! pic.twitter.com/BAWqMTL0BJ— La Maladie Du Catch (@LMDCatch) December 27, 2018
At tonight's MSG show Baron Corbin defeated Braun Strowman by Count Out after Braun failed to show up to the ring— ????? (@xRobsonHD) December 27, 2018
Vince McMahon would have the match restarted with John Cena as Braun's replacement
John Cena defeated Baron Corbin