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Making The Case: Why John Cena is Professional Wrestling’s GOAT | @JohnCena

Written by Colby Faria

Welcome back to another edition of “Making The Case”, my latest series that is chronicling Professional Wrestlers and their case of being the Greatest of All-Time (GOAT).

If you’d like to checkout the first edition of the series, which featured Chris Jericho’s case for being the GOAT, click >HERE<!

Now, let’s get into the 16-time World Champion, John Cena’s case…


Name – John Cena

Wrestling Name – John Cena

Birthday – April 23rd, 1977 (Age 42)

Years Active – 21 years (1999-Present)

Championships and Accolades

WWE – WWE Championship (13x), World Heavyweight Championship (3x), United States Championship (5x), Tag-Team Championship (4x), Royal Rumble Winner (2x), Money in The Bank Winner (1x)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated – Feud of The Year (2x), Match of The Year (5x), Most Improved Wrestler (1x), Most Popular Wrestler of The Year (4x), Most Popular Wrestler of The Decade (2000-2009), Wrestler of The Year (2x), Ranked # 1 Singles Wrestler (2006, 2007, 2013)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter – Best Box Office Draw (1x), Best Gimmick (1x), Feud of The Year (1x), Match of The Year (1x), Most Charismatic Wrestler of The Year (2x), Most Charismatic Wrestler of The Decade (2000-2009), Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

Making The Case

WWE is now recognizing John Cena as the GOAT in their promotional material and media outings for him and for good reason. It’s a hard thing to argue at this point. The man is a 16-time World Champion in the company and has been oozing charisma for the entirety of his 20-year career in the business. Throughout the years, Cena has gotten consistently better in the ring and was always one of the best on the stick ever since he stepped into a WWE ring. Not to mention, he’s a global superstar and is one of the most popular people in the world, not just Wrestling. There are probably better names when it comes to Professional Wrestling as a whole for the subject of who’s been the more accomplished person around the world in Wrestling, but John Cena is unequivocally the GOAT of WWE.

Thanks for reading! Follow me on Twitter (@TattedCJ) for the next installment of “Making The Case”, where I will delve into the career of the first cross-over mainstream superstar in Professional Wrestling history, Hulk Hogan!

About the author

Colby Faria

24, Boston, MA, Pats, Bruins, Celtics, Blue Jays, LSU, Pro Wrestling, MMA & Boxing | Twitter - @TattedCJ