Top 10 Heels of John Cena’s WWE Career

John Cena will go down in history as one of WWE’s all-time greats. Cena may not have been a great technical wrestler in the ring, but he knows how to do it in the squared circle, and he captivated audiences for many years. Despite being one of the biggest babyfaces in WWE history, some fans booed Cena, but in recent years, many fans have shown Cena love again.

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Cena turned face in 2003 and never turned heel again in his WWE career. Cena has been involved in numerous feuds involving the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship. A series of matches and promos with some of the top villains in WWE history helped Cena break through and solidify his legacy as a legend.

10 The Great Show

John Cena competed WrestleMania for the first time WrestleMania 20 and challenged Big Show for the WWE United States Championship. This was the curtain raiser and Cena was chasing his first WWE singles championship.

Cena defeated Show for the United States Championship, which was a huge moment in his career, and Show wasn’t 100% fit for this match, but he still outworked Cena. They rekindled their feud in 2009 and 2012 with Show being one of the most important heels of Cena’s career.

9 Chris Jericho

Cena v jericho summerslam 2005 cut

John Cena was the first draft pick in the 2005 draft lottery and moved from SmackDown to Raw with Cena featured on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. The pair initially feuded when Cena made his WWE debut in June 2002, but this time, Cena was the WWE Champion and Jericho was one of the top heels in the company.

Cena learned a lot working with someone as technically strong as Jericho. Cena defeated Y2J in the WWE Championship match SummerSlam 2005 and the following night on Raw Jericho left WWE for two and a half years.


John cena v jbl wrestlemania 21 cut

WrestleMania 21 It was a significant night in John Cena’s career as he challenged JBL for the WWE Championship. It was Cena’s first World Title match at WrestleMania, and an FU was enough for Cena to end JBL’s 280-day WWE Championship run to secure his first WWE Championship reign.

JBL was the perfect heel to take on Cena and Cena had the upper hand in their feud when he defeated him in a blood-soaked “I Quit” match to retain the WWE Championship. Judgment Day 2005. This was Cena’s last main event feud while on SmackDown before being shipped to Raw.

7 triple H

John cena vs. Triple h at wrestlemania 22

John Cena had one of the biggest matches of his career when he put the WWE Championship on the line against Triple H. WrestleMania 22. It was Cena’s first WrestleMania main event, and the Cerebral Assassin was no stranger to closing WrestleMania.

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Despite being a heel, Triple H was cheered on by the fans in Chicago, and it was a solid match between Cena and Triple H. However, Cena proved his credentials as a franchise player when he joined the STFU, which was enough to keep him in WWE. Championship at Triple H’s expense.

6 Brock Lesnar

Lesnar v cena summerslam 2014 cut

John Cena and Brock Lesnar made their WWE debut in 2002 and feuded a decade later when Brock Lesnar returned to WWE for the first time in eight years on Raw. WrestleMania 28. Cena defeated Lesnar in a wild Extreme Rules match Extreme Rules 2012 that raised eyebrows.

Two years later, Cena and Lesnar ended up in the WWE Championship SummerSlam 2014. The Beast Incarnate took Cena to Suplex City, and Lesnar eliminated Cena for the WWE Championship. Lesnar was one of the biggest rivals of Cena’s career, and they had good chemistry with the fans, with Lesnar enjoying beating Cena with ease.

5 Batista

Batista v john cena wrestlemania 26 cut

John Cena and Batista both had breakthrough moments when they captured their first World Championships at WrestleMania 21. However, they briefly crossed paths in 2008, but their feud ended prematurely when Cena suffered an injury that kept him out of action for several months. However, they renewed their feud in 2010 when Cena dropped the WWE Championship to Batista in a one-on-one match. Elimination Chamber.

Cena and Batista had an exceptional rivalry with the Animal, highlighting him as a heel. Big Match John got the last laugh when he saw Batista in WWE Championship matches WrestleMania 26, extreme rules, and hours over the border.

4 Kurt Angle

Cena v kurt angle survivor series 2005 cut

After John Cena ended his feud with Chris Jericho, his new opponent was Kurt Angle; their rivalry peaked in the fall of 2005 and they collided for the WWE Championship. The Olympic Gold Medalist was in his Wrestling Machine form in 2005, and continued to have outstanding matches with Cena.

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Cena gained invaluable experience when he had a few matches with Angle. Their quarrel then ended Surviving SeriesDespite Daivari’s misgivings, Cena ultimately failed in a tough WWE Championship title defense that saw Angle face off.

3 CM Punk

Cm punk v john cena night of champions 2012 cut

John Cena and CM Punk touched base in early 2011 when Second City Saint was the leader of the New Nexus. However, they had one of the best matches of the summer with Punk dethroning Cena for the WWE Championship in front of his hometown fans in Chicago. Money in the Bank and ran away from the crowd with the WWE Championship.

A year later, Punk struck again and wrestled Cena for a historic 434-day reign as WWE Champion. They had another stable of a match Night of Champions in 2012, and Cena defeated Punk a few months later in an instant classic on Raw in February 2013 to retain the WWE Title against The Rock. WrestleMania 29.

2 the edge

Edge v john cena summerslam 2006 cut

Arguably one of John Cena’s biggest rivals is Edge and the pair were matched up which made their rivalry click and was great to watch. It all started in hours New Year’s Revolution In 2006, Edge took his Money in the Bank briefcase to an injured Cena to become the WWE Champion for the first time. The Rated-R Superstar was the heel in this feud and thrived on being hated.

Cena regained the title in 2006 Royal Rumble three weeks later The pair continued to feud throughout the summer and fall of 2006 with Cena defeating Edge in a TLC match for the WWE Title in front of Edge’s hometown fans in Toronto. Their iconic rivalry came to a halt when the Rated-R Superstar reduced Cena’s World Heavyweight Championship reign in a Last Man Standing match. The reaction 2009

1 Randy Orton

Randy orton v john cena summerslam 2007 cut

John Cena and Randy Orton may have been in the 2002 OVW ranks, but their paths eventually crossed on the main roster in a full-on rivalry that wouldn’t happen until 2007. to offer, but the Legend Killer was looking to end Cena’s WWE Championship reign.

Most of Cena and Orton’s matches were watchable, but fans were getting tired of seeing Orton and Cena compete for the biggest prizes. The babyface-heel dynamic worked well in their feud, and the bitter rivals were inseparable in 2009 when the WWE Championship was like a hot potato. They did good storytelling in their feud, with Orton winning the biggest match TLC 2013 to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships.

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