John Cena debuted in WWE exactly 10 years ago today. On June 27, 2002, Cena was the one to answer the challenge of Kurt Angle. Angle asked what Cena had that made him so great. His response was "ruthless aggression," followed by a punch to the Olympic gold medalist.
Mr. McMahon had said the same phrase earlier in the night and, with it coinciding with Cena's debut, it has often been called the beginning of the Ruthless Aggression Era.
Even though Cena lost that night to Angle, he became a part of the roster. Eventually, Cena would begin to rap as a part of his gimmick and became a fan favorite as he was emerging as a rising star.
By the time that WrestleMania XX came around, Cena had defeated Big Show in Madison Square Garden to become United States Champion. One year later, Cena was in the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania and won his first world championship over John Bradshaw Layfield.
And Cena hasn't looked back.
In the decade since, Cena has become the face of WWE and has been involved in some fantastic matches. His in-ring ability and overall character have been questioned countless times by fans, but Cena always seems to find himself in the middle of great feuds that have produced riveting matches. Cena has been a figure around world championships, specifically the WWE Championship, a title he held a record 10 times.
Here are 10 of the greatest matches that John Cena has been in since debuting in WWE 10 years ago today.