John Cena limped into his eleventh WWE title reign and lost the gold a warrior earning respect even in defeat.
From April 7 to August 18, Cena could proudly proclaim "the champ is here!" Now that his time with the championship is over and he is set to let his battered body heal for several months, we can look back at the highs and lows of that reign.
Some of his best work during this time came outside the ring, talking trash against The World's Strongest Man and The World's Toughest Vegan. Some of his worst moments were booking issues—missed opportunities and ill-advised decisions from WWE officials.
From WrestleMania 29 to SummerSlam 2013, here are the best and worst moments of Cena's latest turn as the king of the mountain.