Hide your delusion. There is no way to deny this. Learn to accept the facts. John Cena is The Face of professional wrestling. Yes, your favorite Indy stars are much better in the ring than Cena but who are these guys really?
It may taste better but at the end of the day, you are a WWE fan. Wrestling is great but you love Sports Entertainment. And while you may focus much of your bitterness towards John Cena, you need him to exist with the wrestling community.
You're not going to rag on A.J. Styles. The long-traveled hero of the Internet Wrestling Community. Therefore, you need to direct your sour speeches towards the one man you will never become: John Cena.
John Cena represents the American Dream come true. Successful, beautiful girlfriend, able to retire at the age of forty. Meanwhile, you will once again go home, eat Chinese take-out, scroll through Tinder, and watch TNA while feeling some sense of "Anti-WWE" pride.
Today, we present an article just for you; the John Cena hater. The following are 15 times the "face that runs the place" lost clean.
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15 Great Khali: Saturday Night's Main Event, 2007
Somewhere backstage in WWE, somebody (probably Vince McMahon and his obsession with size) decided that The Great Khali was going to be a main event Superstar. Clearly somebody was drunk at the Creative meeting.
The Great Khali would go on to capture the World Heavyweight Championship and struggle with holding the strap the correct way. However, that same drunkard decided to continue with this push... Then the next morning arrived and sobriety change perspective.
And of course, when building a new "mega-star" there is only one man who can put somebody over and make it count (or at least it should count). That man being John Cena; the true mega-star of WWE.
At Saturday Night's Main Event in 2007, The Great Khali would - in a match lasting less than seven minutes - would go over clean on John Cena.
14 Batista: SummerSlam, 2008
In what was far from a classic wrestling match, John Cena would square-off against Batista for the first time at the 2008 edition of SummerSlam. In a sense, there was a "need" to have this match.
Three years prior at the 2005 Royal Rumble, John Cena and Batista would outlast the competition to stand as the final two entrants in the match. Following a double elimination, Mr. McMahon - blown leg and all - would force the two back into action.
The end result would see Batista eliminate John Cean before going on to defeat Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 21; the same night John Cena would defeat John "Bradshaw" Layfield for the WWE Championship.
When these bulls finally locked horns at SummerSlam 2008, it would be Batista going over on John Cena with a clean victory.
13 Big Show: Monday Night Raw, 2009
This entry requires video as you would will probably need proof to believe this victory. That's right, the WWE's resident Green Giant once defeated John Cena in a clean manner on Monday Night Raw.
WWE was on the road to WrestleMania XXV; surely the twenty-fifth anniversary would warrant something special, right? Wrong. Triple H defeated Randy Orton in the main event and Snoop Dogg played with some Divas.
There are only two things worth mentioning about WrestleMania XXV: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin appearing in a vintage "Austin 3:16" t-shirt and the incredible match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
With John Cena set to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship against Edge and Big Show, WWE decided to provide Show with some momentum.
12 Sheamus: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, 2009
Sheamus has struggled from the start. While built to be the next great WWE Superstar, "The Celtic Warrior" has pieced together a less-than-spectacular run with the company; despite four World Championship reigns.
During his rookie year with the promotion, Sheamus would find himself in the main event picture and challenge John Cena at the 2009 Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Pay-Per-View event for the WWE Championship.
The bout would be contested in a Tables match and John Cena would find himself crashing through wood in defeat. While placing Cena through the table seemed accidental, the victory is till considered clean.
This night was meant to launch Sheamus into the stratosphere of WWE. However, Sheamus has been a rather dim star since this victory.
11 Randy Orton: Hell ia a Cell, 2009
These two had been at each other's throats for years. And what is the best way to settle such long-running hatred? Lock two men inside the Hell in a Cell structure and hope they tear each other apart.
At the 2009 Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View event, John Cena walked into the cage as the WWE Champion but would leave without the gold as Randy Orton would topple the company's top star; making a case of his own int he process.
While John Cena and Randy Orton would do battle many times over the years, this match would stand out as a significant moment in their rivalry as Orton would find a way to outlast Cena and score the pinfall.
"The Viper" in his own right has been one of the greatest WWE Superstars of the past decade and can look back on this clean victory with pride.
10 Kurt Angle: SmackDown, 2002
On the 27, 2002 edition of SmackDown, the world was officially introduced to John Cena. Not quite cool, not quite imposing, and wearing spandex trunks, Cena would answer an open challenge put forth by Kurt Angle.
That night John Cena would help WWE takes its steps away from the Attitude Era as the future fifteen-time World Champion would introduce Ruthless Aggression to the WWE fan base. Little did anyone know that Cena was set to be the face of this Era.
As the match progressed, it was obvious that John Cena was a little green in the ring but possessed a passion not seen since a rookie by the name of Kurt Angle entered the WWE world back in 1999.
Kurt Angle won clean. And yes, this was John Cena's debut match. However, think about the significance here as clean losses would become a rare occurrence with Cena.
9 Triple H: Night of Champions, 2008
At WrestleMania 22, John Cena solidified his status as the top dog in WWE. In his first WrestleMania main event, Cena walked in WWE Champion and walked out with the belt following a victory over the company's biggest star.
That night in Chicago, Triple H would tap out to John Cena as the future fifteen-time World Champion would retain his title against "The Game." Going over on Triple H in the WrestleMania main event turned Cena into a made man.
It would take two years before these two meet in another one-on-one encounter. The event, Night of Champions in 2008. Heading into the bout Triple H would make light of John Cena's lack of wrestling ability.
Being a Ring General, Triple H would take John Cena to his limits before finally ending Cena off in a clean fashion.
8 The Rock: WrestleMania XXVIII
They called it a "Once in a Lifetime" encounter. Even though John Cena and The Rock would meet in back-to-back WrestleMania main events.While the second match was contested for the WWE Championship, the first bout was raw emotion.
When cutting promos on The Rock, John Cena was at his best; displaying a side void of kid-friendly material and full of attitude. The kind of attitude The Rock helped make famous during the late 1990s.
Leading up to the match, a strange feeling surrounded the encounter. The kind of feeling that proves a rarity with John Cena matches. There was actual doubt that Cena would win this time around.
In the end, John Cena would get caught attempting a People's Elbow as The Rock would secure the pinfall and clean victory.
7 Edge: New Year's Revolution, 2006
Yes, John Cena had just survived an Elimination Chamber match against Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, Kane, Carlito, and Chris Masters. And yes, Edge pounced on an opportunity. However, blood in the water will bring about the sharks.
This specific match would last a mere minute and forty-six seconds; just long enough for Edge to become the new WWE Champion. With this epic first Money in the Bank cash-in opportunity, the stage was set for "The Rated R Superstar."
John Cena had been beaten down in the Elimination Chamber and no choice but to rise to his feet and at least attempt to fight Edge. However, the pain Cena had endured inside of the structure was too much to overcome.
While this was a short match and the circumstances did not favor John Cena, it does not change the fact that Edge went over clean to capture the WWE Championship.
6 Daniel Bryan: SummerSlam, 2013
In an unusual twist, the WWE Champion would chose his opponent for the SummerSlam main event. John Cena, being a man of the people, would hear the battlecry of the WWE Universe and select Daniel Bryan.
Of course, Triple H would need to insert himself into the angle and serve as special guest referee for the bout; because a John Cena/Daniel Bryan match would entail a number of dirty tactics throughout?
However, Triple H would call the match down the middle before Daniel Bryan would score the clean victory over John Cena to capture the WWE Championship. It was a moment that was lost in an instant.
Short after this match, Triple H would Pedigree Daniel Bryan and allow Randy Orton to cash-in a Money in the Bank contract to steal the WWE Championship.
5 Brock Lesnar: SummerSlam, 2014
Suddenly, John Cena was human. At SummerSlam 2014, Superman could only fly with the assistance of a Suplex. "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar came to conquer Cenation, and was successful in his quest.
In what would eventually become a one-sided beat down, Brock Lesnar tossed John Cena around the ring in vicious fashion. Suplex, after Suplex, after Suplex. Lesnar was relentless in his assault on Cena.
To make this match more memorable, John Cena's WWE World Heavyweight Championship was placed on the line. Brock Lesnar was not only out for blood, but gold as well; virtually taking the title away from Cena.
In what proved to be the most decisive loss of John Cena's career, Brock Lesnar walked out of the Staples Center the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
4 Shawn Michaels: Monday Night Raw, 2007
At WrestleMania 23, Shawn Michaels would attempt to do what his best friend Triple H failed to do the year prior: defeat John Cena in the main event. However, even "Mr. WrestleMania" could not overcome the power of Cena.
In defeat, Shawn Michaels made John Cena look like a true star. Cena would post victories over the two founding member of D-Generation X in back-to-back WrestleMania main events. That is an impressive feat of its own.
However, the loss would gnaw at Shawn Michaels' young Christian soul and "The Heartbreak Kid" would need to find his redemption against Cena. That redemption would come on the April 23, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw.
In a match that would consume the entire second hour of the program, John Cena and Shawn Michaels stole the show with Michaels coming out with a clean victory.
Personal Note: I believe this to be the best match of John Cena's WWE career.
3 Dean Ambrose: SmackDown Live, 2016
This most recent John Cena loss would occur on the September 20, 2016 edition of SmackDown Live. With Cena questioning the heart of Dean Ambrose, 'The Lunatic Fringe" had a point to prove.
With a fire lit beneath his boots, Dean Ambrose was prepared to take on and take down the mighty John Cena. However, such a task has proven more of a dream than a reality to most WWE Superstars.
The two would go toe-to-toe with the sense of Dean Ambrose coming out victorious looming. However, something was going to happen in order for an Ambrose victory, right? Perhaps some interference from A.J. Styles?
Well, nothing of the sort would occur. Instead, Dean Ambrose would prove to John Cena that he does indeed posses a tremendous amount of heart while going over clean.
2 Kevin Owens: Elimination Chamber, 2015
Kevin Owens walked out on Monday Night Raw with the intention of running through John Cena. Owens was looking to make an impact on the main roster and who better to challenge than the face of WWE?
Following some confrontation between both parties, a match was booked between NXT Champion, Kevin Owens and United States Champion, John Cena. Neither title on the line, simply a match between men.
And what a debut match is was for Kevin Owens. If fans were unaware of the NXT standout prior to the Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View, they sure took notice of the man who mastered John Cena deep down in the heart of Texas.
With a Pop-Up Powerbomb, Kevin Owens would silence all those who have ever doubted the long-traveled Independent wrestler, by defeating John Cena in clean order.
1 A.J. Styles: SummerSlam, 2016
A.J. Styles has won almost everything there is to win in the world of professional wrestling. Most recently, Styles would defeat Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship at the Backlash Pay-Per-View event.
The biggest win of A.J. Styles' career? Yes. However, in at a close second comes a victory over John Cena at SummerSlam 2016. And not just any victory but a clean three-count pin on Cena in the middle of the ring.
While A.J. Styles nears the age of forty, his WWE career has only begun. Sure, Styles may only have three-to-five good years with the company but rest assured that Styles will make every minute matter.
In a sense John Cena vs. A.J. Styles would serve as some twisted WWE vs. TNA dream match; with the "TNA Guy" coming out victorious. Strange times.
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