John Cena is one of the most iconic and successful WWE Superstars of all time, having held the WWE Championship a record 16 times. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in countless memorable matches and moments, but here are five of his top WWE matches:
- John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels – WrestleMania 23 (2007)
This match is widely regarded as one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time. Cena and Michaels put on a classic back-and-forth battle, with both men hitting their signature moves and near falls galore. In the end, Cena hit Michaels with an FU (now known as the Attitude Adjustment) for the win.
- John Cena vs. CM Punk – Money in the Bank (2011)
This match is often cited as one of the best matches of the modern era of WWE. Punk was on the verge of leaving the company with the WWE Championship, and Cena was tasked with trying to win it back. The two put on a clinic, with Punk hitting his patented moves and Cena countering with his own arsenal. In the end, Punk hit Cena with a GTS (Go To Sleep) for the win.
- John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar – Extreme Rules (2012)
This match marked Lesnar’s return to WWE after an eight-year absence, and he was looking to make a statement against Cena. The two engaged in a brutal no holds barred match, with both men taking and dishing out punishment. Lesnar ultimately emerged victorious after hitting Cena with an F5 onto the steel steps.
- John Cena vs. The Rock – WrestleMania 28 (2012)
This match was billed as “once in a lifetime”, as Cena and The Rock faced off for the first time on the grandest stage of them all. The two put on a classic match, with both men hitting their signature moves and trading near falls. In the end, The Rock hit Cena with a Rock Bottom for the win.
- John Cena vs. AJ Styles – Royal Rumble (2017)
Cena and Styles had a storied rivalry in WWE, and this match was a highlight of their feud. The two put on a clinic, with Styles showcasing his high-flying abilities and Cena countering with his strength and technical prowess. In the end, Cena hit Styles with an Attitude Adjustment for the win.
These matches are just a few examples of John Cena’s incredible career in WWE. He has provided countless hours of entertainment for WWE fans around the world, and his impact on the industry will be felt for years to come.