Kurt Angle Celebrates John Cena's WWE Debut

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle commented on John Cena's WWE debut, which took place 19 years ago today on an episode of SmackDown.

"19 years ago today: Who the hell are you? 'I'm John Cena,' I knew the day @johncena stepped foot in my ring for the very first time that he was going to be a huge star. #itstrue #ruthlessaggression," Angle wrote.

In the segment, Angle offered up an open challenge that was answered by a then-unknown Cena. After slapping Angle in the face, the two had a relatively short match where Angle picked up the pinfall victory.

Fast-forward to today, Cena, 44, has been promoting his latest film, F9, and wrapping up his Suicide Squad spin-off, Peacemaker. Earlier this week, Cena confirmed he will be returning to WWE, but didn't give a specific time.

You can check out the full segment between Angle and Cena in the video below.