Although John Cena’s scheduled tag team bout at WWE Fastlane is still a week away, the wrestler-turned-actor’s presence was nevertheless felt around the world of combat sports on Saturday.
Cena has returned to WWE and is expected to team up with LA Knight against Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa at Fastlane, and when he does, his renowned ring entrance song will be booming through the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Additionally, you can also read about- Tragedy: Former NHL Player Nic Kerdiles Dies in Motorcycle Accident
The song, which was recorded by Cena himself along with his cousin Tha Trademarc back in 2004, has since become synonymous with the 16-time champion’s ringwalks and victory celebrations.
However, it was utilized as entrance music by two different competitors in two different sports — in two different nations, no less — on Saturday.
Vasil Ducar was the first to use “The Time Is Now” ahead of his cruiserweight battle against Cheavon Clarke in London.
MMA fighter Abdoul Abdouraguimov walked out to Cena’s song minutes later at the PFL Europe Playoffs in Paris.
After Abdouraguimov defeated Brad Wheeler by submission, the song was played again, giving Cena a small portion of “The Lazy King’s” enormous victory.