John Cena’s 10 Greatest Matches
1. vs The Rock at WrestleMania 28 (2012) – Once in a lifetime match billed as “The Great One” vs “The Face That Runs The Place”. Epic clash between two generational icons at the peak of their rivalry.
2. vs CM Punk at Money in the Bank (2011) – Controversial match in Cena’s hometown of Chicago. Punk’s last match before his contract expired, leaving WWE with the title. Cena fails to capture the title to deafening boos from the divided crowd.
3. vs AJ Styles at Royal Rumble (2017) – Dream interpromotional match between the face of WWE and the face of TNA. Cena and Styles put on a clinic with Styles scoring a clean pin on John Cena, who rarely loses cleanly.
4. vs Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules (2012) – Brutal and bloody brawl just months after Lesnar’s shocking return to WWE. Despite being busted open, Cena managed to defeat Lesnar in his first big match back.
5. vs Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 23 (2007) – Cena’s first time maineventing WrestleMania, defending the WWE title against the legendary HBK. Cena forces Michaels to submit in a classic Mania match.
6. vs Randy Orton “I Quit” Match (2009)- Brutal “I Quit” match to end their long rivalry. Orton handcuffs Cena’s father at ringside to force Cena to quit.
7. vs Edge TLC Match at Unforgiven (2006) – Marked Cena’s in-ring return after tearing his pectoral muscle. Cena returns early from injury to defend his title against Edge in a vicious TLC match.
8. vs Batista at WrestleMania 26 (2010) – Conflict between WWE’s two fan favorite powerhouses. Cena ends Batista’s near 10 month WWE title reign at WrestleMania.
9. vs Triple H at Night of Champions (2009) – WWE Champion Randy Orton’s handpicked opponent, Triple H, challenges Cena. Cena pins The Game to retain his title.
10. vs The Rock at WrestleMania 29 (2013) – Rematch from last year’s Once in a Lifetime encounter. The Rock loses his title to Cena, who gets redemption after losing to The Rock the previous year.