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10 WWE Superstars who beat John Cena and The Prototype

John Cena (left); The Prototype (right)
John Cena (left); The Prototype (right)
Danny Hart
Modified 09 Oct 2020, 19:10 IST
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Before John Cena began using his real name in WWE, he performed as The Prototype in WWE’s Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) developmental system.

During his time in OVW, the five-time WrestleMania main-eventer won the OVW Southern Tag Team titles with Rico Constantino. He also held the OVW Heavyweight Championship on one occasion.

The robotic Prototype character transformed into John Cena upon his WWE main-roster debut in June 2002. The rookie Superstar earned lots of praise after his debut performance on SmackDown against Kurt Angle, including from WWE locker room leader The Undertaker.

Following a run as The Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena reinvented himself once again and he went on to become WWE’s top babyface Superstar for the next decade.

Along the way, Big Match John crossed paths with many of the same people who he shared the ring with back in his OVW days. However, not many Superstars were able to defeat him in both developmental and in WWE.

Using match results from wrestling database, let’s take a look at 10 WWE Superstars who beat both the John Cena and Prototype personas.

#10 The Big Show


When did The Big Show defeat John Cena?

Although The Big Show has faced John Cena on dozens of occasions over the last two decades, he has never beaten the 16-time World Champion in a one-on-one PPV match.

The seven-foot Superstar's first televised singles win over John Cena came on a February 2009 episode of SmackDown. He also defeated his long-term rival on RAW in March 2009, June 2009, and March 2010.

When did The Big Show defeat The Prototype?

Before the John Cena vs. Big Show feud started on SmackDown in 2003, Big Show joined forces with Mark Henry to defeat The Prototype and another OVW talent, Mr. Black, at an NWA/OVW event in June 2001.

#9 Mark Henry


When did Mark Henry defeat John Cena?

Mark Henry’s first victories over John Cena came in February 2003 when he defeated the up-and-coming Superstar at back-to-back WWE SmackDown live events.

In March 2010, Henry teamed with Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Vince McMahon, and Vladimir Kozlov to defeat John Cena in a five-on-one handicap match on WWE RAW.

Henry also teamed with Evan Bourne in a victory over John Cena and Michael Tarver on RAW in October 2010. However, it is worth noting that the latter win was essentially a handicap match, as Cena signed autographs at ringside because he had no interest in teaming with Tarver.

When did Mark Henry defeat The Prototype?

As well as the aforementioned NWA/OVW tag team match involving The Big Show and Mr. Black, Mark Henry defeated The Prototype at another OVW show in October 2001.

On that occasion, The World’s Strongest Man teamed with Randy Orton to defeat The Prototype and Rico Constantino.

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Published 09 Oct 2020, 19:10 IST
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