A Look at John Cena's History at WrestleMania Through the Years

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2013

A Look at John Cena's History at WrestleMania Through the Years

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    John Cena has been apart of every single WrestleMania since the 20th anniversary of the event, and he has accomplished a lot in that time.

    When John Cena and The Rock fight for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29, you can bet that Cena will do everything he can to make sure it is the best match it can be.

    Cena has a long history of great WrestleMania matches against a variety of opponents, and he has held his own with the best in the business.

    Sunday will be one of the biggest matches in Cena’s career, but before that happens, let’s take a look back at his entire history at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania XX

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    This was the first WrestleMania for Cena, and the last for The Rock for a seven-year period, but Cena is the one who walked out of WM20 with a win and a title.

    Cena defeated Big Show for the US title at WrestleMania, lifting the giant in the AA for the first time and proving he was one of WWE’s most powerful superstars.

    This match began a long road for Cena that looks like it has no end in sight.

WrestleMania 21

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    The second WrestleMania Cena took part in saw him in the main event facing JBL for the WWE Championship.

    The leader of the Cenation won the title and the respect of millions of fans around the world that night.

    John Cena would go on to debut a new title that would last eight years before being recently replaced by The Rock in favor of a new design.

WrestleMania 22

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    John Cena raised his win-loss record to 3-0 when he defeated Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania 22.

    The end of that match came when John Cena forced The Game to tap out to the STF, something we have rarely seen Triple H do throughout the years.

    Cena was on a roll at WrestleMania, and he was going to try his best to keep it going at WrestleMania 23.

WrestleMania 23

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    In his fourth appearance at WrestleMania, John Cena defeated the other half of DX when he beat Shawn Michaels to retain his WWE title.

    Michaels and Cena have had a few encounters over the years and every time they get in the ring together, they create history.

    WrestleMania 23 saw HBK return to the main event of WrestleMania, but he was not able to defeat the red-hot John Cena.

WrestleMania 24

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    The first loss Cena suffered at WrestleMania came at the hands of WWE champion Randy Orton during a Triple Threat match for the WWE title.

    All three of these men had been to the dance before, but this match was the first time all three of them faced off for the title.

    Orton retained and put Cena at a 4-1 record at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania 25

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    John Cena came back the following year and won a Triple Threat match between himself, Big Show and Edge for the World title.

    Edge went into this match as champion, but when the dust settled, it was Cena who was once again standing tall at WrestleMania.

    Cena upped his record to 5-1 this year, putting him at a much better pace than The Rock at this point in his career.

WrestleMania 26

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    John Cena found himself with his hand raised once again at WrestleMania 26 after he defeated The Animal, Batista for the WWE title.

    Cena and Batista were two of WWE's most powerful superstars, and a match between them was like watching a rhino fighting a bear.

    They brought each other to their limit, but when Cena reversed a Batista Bomb into an STF, it was all over for The Animal.

    Cena went up to 6-1, making him one of the more successful superstars in WrestleMania history.

WrestleMania 27

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    Cena suffered his second loss at WrestleMania after his match with The Miz ended in a double countout and The Rock restarted it, only to Rock Bottom Cena and cost him the WWE title.

    This is where the two-year feud between Cena and The Rock began, and it was the following night on Raw where they would make a match for the next WrestleMania one year in advance.

    Miz might have been the winner in the main event, but he was overshadowed by the drama between The Rock and Cena that night.

WrestleMania 28

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    This is the night where the dream match we never thought we would see finally took place. The Rock returned to WWE and faced John Cena at WrestleMania.

    Everyone and their mother bet on Cena to win the match and come out the hero like he always does. WWE decided to throw us a curve that night, and The Rock ended up winning the match.

    Cena sat on the ramp looking depressed while The Rock soaked in the huge ovation he received on the grandest stage of them all.

    John Cena left WrestleMania 28 with a 6-3 record.

WrestleMania 29

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    The Rock and Cena will square off for a second time on Sunday when The Rock defends his WWE title against Cena, and this is likely to be a knock-down drag-out fight.

    The Rock wants to prove he is the best, and Cena wants to prove he can beat the best. The angle is two years in the making, and Sunday will be the payoff.

    Hopefully fans walk away feeling like they won no matter who walks out of WrestleMania as the WWE champion.

    Take a look at The Rock's history at WrestleMania next. 

    Thanks for reading and follow me on Twitter @BR_Doctor


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