John Cena is often accused of not putting young talent over. Well, what about the time he lost to Kevin Federline on Raw?
Vince McMahon never tires of telling fans that WWE isn't pro wrestling, it's sports entertainment. That means those of us who enjoy the wrestling side of the business often have to endure some pretty terrible "entertainment" along with it. Look no further than the Thanksgiving feast match from this week's SmackDown Live.
Mr. McMahon's idea of entertainment also encompasses celebrity guests. Sometimes they are big stars but most of the time, they're really not. What's even worse is when the boss insists on those celebrities being in matches. We can handle the likes of Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather but Drew Carey and Snooki, not so much. What makes their appearances even worse is normally they win.
REMEMBER WHEN: JOHN CENA DEBUTED THE SPINNING WWE TITLE ON SMACKDOWN
That happened during an episode of Raw that fell on New Year's Day in 2007. Kevin Federline was a guest on the show, and he ended up in a one on one match with John Cena. Cena began the match by toying with Federline, placing him up on the turnbuckle with ease. However, the match was no disqualification. With Johnny Nitro at ringside cheering on Federline, you knew it was only a matter of time until he got involved.
Nitro did get in the ring, but it wasn't his involvement that ruined Cena's night. That honor was reserved for Umaga. The Samoan rushed the ring with his handler, Estrada and laid the 16-time World Champion out with Cena's own WWE Title. Umaga and Cena were due to compete for the title at New Year's Revolution six days later. Once Umaga was gone, Federline climbed back into the ring and cockily covered Cena for a three count.
It's thankfully not a loss that lived long in the memories of many fans, and you had likely forgotten all about it until we reminded you about it. If so, we apologize for that. Thankfully, Federline hasn't had another match since. In fact, we're not sure whether he has been on WWE television since that fateful night on Raw. We guess Cena won't ever get that rematch, and he will forever be 0 and 1 versus Federline.