RIYADH: Twenty years on from John Cena’s arrival on SmackDown, the legendary wrestler makes an look on RAW tonight, the spotlight of the WWE’s month-long celebration of his profession.
Cena has since these early days turn out to be a family identify within the WWE, and is broadly considered one of many biggest skilled wrestlers of all time. The WWE had devoted the month of June 2022 to the performer.
Whereas his return opponent is but to be introduced, the WWE Universe is in for an action-packed version of the purple model as Cena steps into the ring for a landmark match tonight.
A joint-record 16-time world champion, Cena has gained the WWE Championship 13 occasions which can be a document. He’s additionally a five-time US Champion, a four-time world tag workforce champion, a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, a one-time Cash within the Financial institution victor, and has headlined many main WWE occasions, together with WrestleMania 5 occasions.
His first US title win was in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard, opening the twentieth version of WrestleMania in 2004, and delivering two “Perspective Changes” to the “Massive Present” Paul White. That second solidified his standing as a rising attraction for the promotion.
A 12 months later at WrestleMania 21 Cena would problem John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) for the principle occasion which marked the primary world championship win for “The Champ.” His “I Give up” match in opposition to the previous champion at Judgement Day in 2005 continues to be thought-about a basic.
The primary occasion of WrestleMania 22 in 2006 noticed John Cena beat “The Sport” Triple H clear in the midst of the ring to retain his title. One 12 months later WrestleMania 23 featured the now dominant WWE champion rise in opposition to D-Era X counterpart and one of many biggest wrestlers of all time — “Mr. WrestleMania” Shawn Michaels.
The Royal Rumble is among the largest occasions on the WWE calendar, and Cena has been concerned in lots of epic showdowns in that occasion, prevailing in 2008 and 2013 because the winner.
Many followers contemplate Edge to be Cena’s fiercest rival and their feud actually elevated each males to new heights. Edge memorably cashed in his Cash within the Financial institution briefcase on a wounded Cena at New Yr’s Revolution 2006 for his first WWE Championship win. Edge and Cena’s rivalry noticed the 2 battle over the WWE Championship for almost all of 2006, and over the World Heavyweight Title in 2009. Their matches captivated WWE audiences, and each superstars have an impressive 27 World Titles between them.
Cena has additionally crossed paths with Randy Orton quite a few occasions in his profession. Through the 2000s the 2 have been believed to be the highest stars within the WWE. Between their first match in November 2005 and their final match in February of 2017, Cena and Orton confronted one another 22 occasions in televised matches. The document between the 2 males is 13-7 in favor of Cena.
Cena confronted the Rock for the primary time at WrestleMania 28 in what was billed as a “As soon as In A Lifetime” match. The Rock defeated Cena in a 30-minute basic, however a 12 months later Cena shocked the world at WrestleMania 29 by defeating the Rock for the WWE Championship.
Cena can be a winner of the Sports activities Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for 2018.