20th Anniversary Celebration for John Cena – Here’s a look at his career
20th Anniversary Celebration for John Cena – Here’s a look at his career. John Cena’s first match in the WWE was against Kurt Angle in June of 2002. The WWE is having a “Cena month” to mark the 20th anniversary of the event. Cena used to be the face of the company, but now he is a superstar part-time and an actor full-time. During his full-time career in the ring, he won a lot of awards. Back then, when John Cena came out to answer Kurt Angle’s open challenge, he was an unknown face. He made sure to leave a mark and even got The Undertaker’s attention backstage. But Cena said himself that he failed during the Ruthless Aggression Era and was about to be let go.
Cena was not let go because a wrap was done right during one of the tours. He became the Doctor of Thuganomics and played music for the crowd. But Cena became himself when he stopped playing that role. Cena became the most popular superstar of his time, and when he took over as the face of the company, he filled the spot left by other big stars who had left.
Cena broke a lot of records because he was so good in the ring. Cena was back in WWE on Monday, June 27, to celebrate his 20th anniversary. Since January 1993, WWE has put on Monday Night Raw every week. So as the WWE celebrates John Cena month, here are some of the things that Cena has done in the WWE:
At the World Championship
In his WWE career so far, Cena has held the title of World Champion 16 times. He has been a part-time wrestler for WWE for a long time, but he hasn’t been able to give it his full attention because he has been busy making movies. Nevertheless, Cena shares the record for most World Champion reigns, and if he keeps the title for just one more time, he will set a new world record.
At the WrestleMania
At the same time that superstars like Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Batista, Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker, and many others were at their best, Cena was the main attraction at 5 WrestleMania events. In 2006, the main event of Wrestlemania 22 was between him and Triple H. The next year, Cena was supposed to face The Game again, but he got hurt, and Shawn Michaels took his place. On the other hand, HBK lost to Cena.
At the Royal Rumble
Many superstars can only dream of winning even one Royal Rumble, but Cena did it twice. In 2008 and 2013, he won the 30-man matches. Cena went on to be the main event at WrestleMania both times and won. Six other famous people, including Cena, have won the Royal Rumble twice. Only Stone Cold Steve Austin has won the 30-man match three times.