John Cena has been one of the most controversial characters in the WWE for as long as anyone can remember.
Cena was discovered by WWE back in 2000 when he was singed to the company's then-developmental territory of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). After two years in developmental Cena made one of the most memorable WWE debuts in history, when he answered an open challenge from former WWE Champion Kurt Angle. Cena brought one heck of a fight Angle's way as a rookie, and although he came close to beating the former Olympic Gold Medalist a few times, Angle's veteranship earned him the win after a tremendously competitive back-and-forth bout.
After the match-up Cena was praised by the WWE locker room in a backstage segment, which concluded with The Undertaker approaching the young "Leader Of The Cenation" and telling him 'good job' before shaking his hand.
Cena would go on to become the United States Champion before propelling himself into the WWE Title picture when he began feuding with JBL. Cena and Layfield collided at WrestleMania 21 where Cena emerged victorious to win the WWE Championship and solidify himself as the new face of the company.
Throughout his lengthy career with the WWE, Cena has racked up a record-tying 16 World Championship Title wins (13 WWE Championships and three World Heavyweight Championships), four Tag Team Title wins (each time with a different partner), five United States Title wins, a Money In The Bank Ladder Match win, and two Royal Rumble match victories (2008 and 2013).
Now that his career has seemed to slow down nowadays, Cena had a 'passing of the torch' moment last night when he suffered a loss to Roman Reigns at No Mercy, who the WWE is grooming to become the new face of the company. Fans were pretty split on who they wanted to emerge victorious, as each man received their respective 'You Suck' chants - as per usual.
In the end, however, it was Reigns who walked away with the win and Cena was man enough to raise "The Big Dog's" hand afterwards. Despite the fact that his career is slowing down, one WWE fan took to Twitter to express how much love the WWE Universe has for Cena, comparing an old 2006 sign from an old ECW event in which Cena was taking on Rob Van Dam, to a sign from last night:
What are your thoughts on the difference between the two signs in the picture show above? How do you feel about Cena and his legendary career? Are you a fan or has his character still not resonated with you? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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