Top 50 John Cena Matches

WWE.com posted what they believe to be the Top 50 matches of John’s career.

I’m a big Cena fan, and think he’s Ric Flair-esq in his ability to get a great match out of almost anyone. That said, their list is a bitch skewed. vs Triple H in the Top 10? No sir. vs JBL at Judgment Day at 20? That one is easily Top 3. The Unforgiven bout is decent, but it’s ****1/2 at best. This list doesn’t even have John’s match against Jericho at Survivor Series, it’s fantastic. I also think the bout against Lesnar at Extreme Rules is very over-rated. Plus, I don’t even know what the Bragging Rights match with Orton is. I’ll assume it’s their Iron Man. Other than those gripes, the Top 10 does have some excellent choices.

Props to whom ever wrote out the matches, because WWE.com has it listed 1 by 1. I got this in an email, so. If anyone knows the original source, feel free to hollar. Unless it’s cracked. Then I did it.

50. John Cena vs. JBL: WrestleMania 21
49. John Cena, Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels vs. Christian, Tomko & Chris Jericho: Raw (June 27, 2005)
48. John Cena vs. The Great Khali: Judgment Day 2007
47. John Cena vs. Booker T: SummerSlam 2004
46. John Cena & The Rock vs. The Miz & R-Truth: Survivor Series 2011
45. John Cena vs. Kurt Angle: No Mercy 2003
44. WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Elimination Chamber 2011
43. John Cena vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison: Extreme Rules 2011
42. John Cena vs. Kane: Elimination Chamber 2012
41. Team WWE vs. The Nexus: Summerslam 2010
40. John Cena vs Triple H vs. Edge: Backlash 2006
39. John Cena vs. Randy Orton: Summerslam 2007
38. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho: Raw (Aug. 22, 2005)
37. John Cena, The Undertaker & DX vs. CM Punk & Legacy: Smackdown (Oct. 2, 2009)
36. John Cena vs. Wade Barrett WWE TLC 2010
35. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar: Backlash 2003
34. John Cena vs. The Undertaker: Vengeance 2003
33. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Edge: Raw (July 3, 2006)
32. WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match: New Year’s Revolution 2006
31. John Cena vs. Edge vs. Big Show: The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
30. John Cena vs. Triple H: Raw (Oct. 19, 2009)
29. John Cena vs. Eddie Guerrero SmackDown (Sept. 11, 2003)
28. John Cena & The Undertaker vs. DX vs. Jeri-Show: Raw (Nov. 16, 2009)
27. John Cena vs Batista: Extreme Rules 2010
26. John Cena vs. Sabu: WWE vs. ECW Head to Head (June 7, 2006)
25. John Cena vs. Edge: Backlash 2009
24. John Cena vs. Randy Orton Breaking Point 2009
23. John Cena vs. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: WrestleMania 28
22. John Cena vs. Triple H: Night of Champions 2008
21. John Cena vs. Kurt Angle: No Way Out 2005
20. John Cena vs. JBL: Judgment Day 2005
19. 2008 Royal Rumble Match
18. John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels: Survivor Series 2009
17. John Cena vs. The Undertaker: Smackdown (June 24, 2004)
16. John Cena vs. Big Show: WrestleMania XX
15. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam: ECW One Night Stand 2006
14. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho: SummerSlam 2005
13. John Cena vs. Booker T: No Mercy 2004
12. John Cena vs. Rey Mysterio: RAW (July 25, 2011)
11. WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Elimination Chamber 2010
10. John Cena vs. Kurt Angle: SmackDown (June 27, 2002)
9. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels: WrestleMania 23
8. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012
7. John Cena vs. Batista: Wrestlemania XXVI
6. John Cena vs. Umaga: Royal Rumble 2007
5. John Cena vs. CM Punk: Money in the Bank 2011
4. John Cena vs. Triple H: WrestleMania 22
3. John Cena vs. Randy Orton: Bragging Rights 2009
2. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels: RAW (April 23, 2007)
1. John Cena vs. Edge: Unforgiven 2006

The John Cena Show

Scott,
JR recently told a bunch of disillusioned fans that the titles don't mean anything. This was nothing people who regularly pay attention to WWE did not know already, but it had me wondering just what, exactly, is supposed to be the thing (or things) we root for? I know the company has tried to distance itself from the rassling reputation and they want it to be seen as a loose collection of soap opera, comedy and competition elements, but wouldn't you agree that this kind of format lends itself to horrible, disjointed television? None of the regulars outside of John Cena ever have a distinct purpose. They just randomly float in and out of segments, have unmemorable feuds then move on to the next random guy. Nothing of consequence ever happens so it's no different than "Saved by the Bell" without the campy and unintentional humor.
Maybe I'm over thinking it and maybe I'm wrong, too, but since I started watching regularly again last summer, it just feels like there's no focus and nothing for people to get behind. Well, except for John Cena.
Thanks.

I was having that exact same internal monologue the other day, my friend.  Like, let's say you're a fan of Randy Orton.  What did he get out of his feud with Kane aside from a few wins and a few losses?  Nothing, he just moves onto a thrown-together World title match and then BAM, gets attacked by Jericho because it's their time to be programmed together.  Or why would I want to get behind Brodus Clay at this point, when it's been, what, 4 months now and he's still doing the exact same match and going nowhere with it?  It used to be that fans would jump on that kind of bandwagon early and get rewarded for it ala Rikishi, but now the guy's literally become something to fill time in between segments on PPV.  Why should I care if the tag champs are Kofi/Bourne, Kofi/Truth, Truth/Miz, Miz/Morrison, or Swagger/Ziggler?  They're all the same person mixed up in the midcard interchangeably at this point anyway.
It's a bad, bad time to be a fan in a lot of ways.  

John Cena’s Stroke

I realized a bit ago that while we know about the seedy backstage exploits and political power of most of the major players in the WWE, not much is known about John Cena behind the curtain.  I thought you might be able to shed some light on the subject.  Does he have any enemies?  Does he have a “Clique”?  What do the rest of the boys think of him?  Is he considered a locker room leader?  Does he have Vince’s ear like say, Randy Orton?  That is, if Cena decided he wanted, um, Jack Swagger fired, does he have the stroke to get it done?

Everything I’ve heard about John Cena is that he’s a company man to point of absurdity at times.  I don’t think he’s particularly a locker room leader and doesn’t seem to want to do much more than go along with whatever idiotic direction is scripted for him.  You certainly never hear anyone say anything but glowing things about him and what a great guy he is, and he certainly does more charity work than anyone.  I kind of which he WOULD speak up and veto dumb ideas like his speech on Monday whining about Rock not being around.  I’m sure that if he really wanted Swagger fired, he could get it done, but he seems to be above all that kind of stuff. 

John Cena’s Stroke

I realized a bit ago that while we know about the seedy backstage exploits and political power of most of the major players in the WWE, not much is known about John Cena behind the curtain.  I thought you might be able to shed some light on the subject.  Does he have any enemies?  Does he have a “Clique”?  What do the rest of the boys think of him?  Is he considered a locker room leader?  Does he have Vince’s ear like say, Randy Orton?  That is, if Cena decided he wanted, um, Jack Swagger fired, does he have the stroke to get it done?

Everything I’ve heard about John Cena is that he’s a company man to point of absurdity at times.  I don’t think he’s particularly a locker room leader and doesn’t seem to want to do much more than go along with whatever idiotic direction is scripted for him.  You certainly never hear anyone say anything but glowing things about him and what a great guy he is, and he certainly does more charity work than anyone.  I kind of which he WOULD speak up and veto dumb ideas like his speech on Monday whining about Rock not being around.  I’m sure that if he really wanted Swagger fired, he could get it done, but he seems to be above all that kind of stuff. 

John Cena’s Stroke

I realized a bit ago that while we know about the seedy backstage exploits and political power of most of the major players in the WWE, not much is known about John Cena behind the curtain.  I thought you might be able to shed some light on the subject.  Does he have any enemies?  Does he have a “Clique”?  What do the rest of the boys think of him?  Is he considered a locker room leader?  Does he have Vince’s ear like say, Randy Orton?  That is, if Cena decided he wanted, um, Jack Swagger fired, does he have the stroke to get it done?

Everything I’ve heard about John Cena is that he’s a company man to point of absurdity at times.  I don’t think he’s particularly a locker room leader and doesn’t seem to want to do much more than go along with whatever idiotic direction is scripted for him.  You certainly never hear anyone say anything but glowing things about him and what a great guy he is, and he certainly does more charity work than anyone.  I kind of which he WOULD speak up and veto dumb ideas like his speech on Monday whining about Rock not being around.  I’m sure that if he really wanted Swagger fired, he could get it done, but he seems to be above all that kind of stuff. 

John Cena’s Stroke

I realized a bit ago that while we know about the seedy backstage exploits and political power of most of the major players in the WWE, not much is known about John Cena behind the curtain.  I thought you might be able to shed some light on the subject.  Does he have any enemies?  Does he have a “Clique”?  What do the rest of the boys think of him?  Is he considered a locker room leader?  Does he have Vince’s ear like say, Randy Orton?  That is, if Cena decided he wanted, um, Jack Swagger fired, does he have the stroke to get it done?

Everything I’ve heard about John Cena is that he’s a company man to point of absurdity at times.  I don’t think he’s particularly a locker room leader and doesn’t seem to want to do much more than go along with whatever idiotic direction is scripted for him.  You certainly never hear anyone say anything but glowing things about him and what a great guy he is, and he certainly does more charity work than anyone.  I kind of which he WOULD speak up and veto dumb ideas like his speech on Monday whining about Rock not being around.  I’m sure that if he really wanted Swagger fired, he could get it done, but he seems to be above all that kind of stuff.