10 standout moments from John Cena's career
He's the face that runs the place, one of the most celebrated athletes in modern WWE history, and just might break Ric Flair's world title record.
He's John Cena, and never has there been a more polarizing figure. Cena was no stranger to controversy from the get-go when his snide yet fascinating raps skirted the edge of what was acceptable on television.
Eventually, John Cena transitioned into a lily-white babyface, becoming equal in status to Hulk Hogan as America's favourite kiddie hero wrestler. While some factions of the wrestling audience seem never to warm up to Cena, his overall popularity have put him in the spotlight, and not just for his wrestling career.
Here are ten of the best moments from John Cena's career.
#1 Talking smack to the Beast
After debuting for the Smackdown brand, John Cena didn't make much of a splash until he performed a Vanilla Ice impersonation on the Halloween edition.
This led to the development of his 'Doctor of Thuganomics' character, a scornful rapper who epitomized the worst of the hip-hop stars of the day. Due to his dynamic work on the mike, he was quickly put into the ring with none other than the beast Brock Lesnar.
Though Cena would be unsuccessful in his initial run at the belt, it made for some entertaining exchanges.