John Cena has been the face of the WWE for over a decade and The Undertaker was one of the biggest, most popular and most respected superstars in the history of the company. Both superstars have many more wins in their career than losses and if you filter out just the "clean" losses that number gets much smaller.
But, both Cena and Taker have lost clean on a few occasions throughout the years and it, no doubt, brought with it honor and heat for those superstars chosen to get a clean win over these two future Hall of Famers. But how many wrestlers have been gifted with the even rarer honor of defeating both Cena and The Undertaker cleanly? Well, in the Venn Diagram of Cena clean loses and Taker clean losses - that part in the middle where the circles overlap is very small.
These are the 5 superstars who have accomplished the feat:
Of the 5 wrestlers with clean wins over both John Cena and The Undertaker, HHH has the most years between both of his victories.
In 2002 HHH got a clean win over The Undertaker at the Insurrextion pay-per-view at Wembley Arena in London, England on May 4th. (Fun Fact: the 2002 Insurrection ppv was the last televised event to take place under the WWF name - two days later on May 6th they became the WWE.)
Then, six years later Triple H landed a pedigree on John Cena at the 2008 edition of Night Of Champions to get the pinfall victory and retain his WWE Championship.
As many WWE fans might remember, John Cena's first match ever in the WWE was against Kurt Angle when Angle issued an open challenge to the locker room on an episode of SmackDown back in 2002.
A very young Cena took the challenge and put on quite the show, giving Angle as much as he could handle - but it was the veteran Angle that got the clean, pinfall victory in the end. A year later at the 2003 No Mercy pay-per-view Angle beat Cena again.
And three years after that, in 2006, The Undertaker challenged Angle for his World Heavyweight Championship after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view - on which Angle had just defended the title against Mark Henry.
That Angle/Undertaker match took place at the 2006 No Way Out pay-per-view and Angle got the clean win when he reversed a Triangle Choke into a jackknife cover.
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Batista didn't waste any time getting his two clean wins over the two superstars in question, doing it all only one year apart.
In 2007, at the Cyber Sunday pay-per-view, Batista defended his World Heavyweight Championship against The Undertaker in a match special guest refereed by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (Austin was selected by the fans - part of the Cyber Sunday gimmick).
Then in 2008 Batsista faced John Cena at SummerSlam. It was the first time the two superstars would go against each other in the ring - a match 6 years in the making. It took two Batista Bombs, but Batista got the clean pin for the win.
Brock Lesnar not only has clean wins over both Cena and The Undertaker, but he just might have one of the most famous/infamous clean wins in WWE history.
Of course we are talking about his streak-breaking win over The Deadman at the biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 30 in 2014. That win put Lesnar on the war path of destruction as an unstoppable force in the company and at the second biggest event of the year, SummerSlam 2014, The Beast got a clean win over John Cena to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the 4th time.
Lesnar would also get a second clean win over Taker at Hell In A Cell in 2015.
Given how the WWE has made it their goal to shove Roman Reigns down the throats of fans and build him up to be the next face of the company no matter what the WWE Universe thinks of the idea, it should come as no surprise that The Big Dog is one of the few to have accomplished the rare feat of getting clean wins against both Cena And The Undertaker.
Like Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns' win against The Undertaker came on The Grandest Stage of Them All at last year's WrestleMania 33. And while Lesnar was the one to break the streak, Reigns can say - and has said - he was the one to retire The Undertaker (which, so far looks to be true - return rumors aside).
After beating Taker clean at WrestleMania, Reigns' mega-push continued later in the year at No Mercy where he took down John Cena with a clean win as well - and got the patented endorsement and congratulatory arm raised by Cena following his defeat (a not-so-subtle attempt at a "passing of the torch").