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5 weirdest WWE Championship wins in the 2010s

Harry Kettle
Modified 09 Jan 2020, 19:23 IST

#2 John Cena - Night of Champions (2011)

How & why did this happen?
How & why did this happen?

2011 was a pretty complicated year for John Cena, and by the time Night of Champions rolled around, he had already lost to The Miz and CM Punk in big title matches - in pretty convincing fashion.

So then, when Cena wound up facing Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions, it seemed like a given that Del Rio would retain.

Alas, for some utterly bizarre reason, Cena won the strap and only held it for a month before dropping it back to Alberto inside Hell in a Cell. It felt like a way to boost the number of world title reigns that Cena had and while there's nothing wrong with that, it certainly came across as a little bit cheap - and it goes without saying that it did not help the cause of Alberto Del Rio whatsoever in the long run.

Cena is still a 16-time world champion, but this is probably one of his worst reigns in that time.

Published 09 Jan 2020, 19:23 IST
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