John Cena began his wrestling career in November 1999, with Ultimate Pro Wrestling, where he once held the UPW Heavyweight Championship; he then signed a development contract with the then World Wrestling Federation, making his main roster debut in June 2002.
In total he has won the WWE Championship thirteen times (all-time record) and the World Heavyweight Championship three times, making him a sixteen times world champion (shared record with Ric Flair); he has also held the United States Championhip five times, the World Tag Team Championship twice and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice.
He has won the royal rumble match twice (2008 ed. And 2013 edition of the Money in the Bank ladder match (2012 ed.) His WrestleMania score is fifteen: 10 wins and 5 defeats. With a total of 13 kingdoms, he is the 4th WWE champion of all time by overall number of days (1254 days).
(behind Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund). After Hogan and Sammartino, he is the 3rd wrestler ever who has been world champion for multiple consecutive single years (12 reigns, 6 years and 6 months: WrestleMania 21-Hell in a Cell).
In the most recent edition of ARN, Arn Anderson discussed his favorite John Cena opponents.
Anderson on John Cena
“I think Randy [Orton] is a good pick. The fact they came along at the same time and had parallel careers.
I think they always made for a great match. Seth Rollins can have a great match with anybody. I don’t think he gets enough credit. He’s like a lot of talent – he gets so good that it’s never of a question of if Seth is gonna be on tonight or not.
He’s never not on. He’s so good all the time that you almost take it for granted. It’s like AJ Styles. They’re so good that you just expect it out of them. If they have one stumble step in a match, you would go ‘Damn, what happened?’ You would actually notice it because everything else is flawless.
I would probably say those two are you leading candidates" - Arn Anderson said on John Cena. On The New Day in 2015 and why they connect with wrestling fans, he added: “When they came through the curtain, you were gonna have fun.
Xavier Woods can no more play a trombone than I can or my dog can. Some of the sounds that came out of that were horrifying, and that was part of the entertainment. Big E – an 800 or 900-pound squatter. Kofi Kingston – just a superstar waiting to happen.
And this combination of those guys – here’s one of the intangibles that you can spot or I can spot or some of the fans can spot. When it’s very real, you see it.