Wednesday, March 21, 2018
John Cena: 'It's not a WrestleMania without The Undertaker' #MMBMania
CREDIT // SOURCE - Tim Fiorvanti // ESPN.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- What can WrestleMania give the man who has already drawn so much from the WWE's signature event?
When John Cena said that WrestleMania meant "everything" to him during Friday morning's news conference to formally announce that WrestleMania 35 would take place at MetLife Stadium, it wasn't hyperbole. Including his match at WrestleMania XX, when he beat Big Show for the United States championship (his first WWE title reign), Cena has appeared in 13 of 14 WrestleManias -- and always in a prominent match.
Cena wrestled for a world title in eight of those 13 matches -- including his first career world title win against JBL at WrestleMania -- and sports a 10-3 record that includes the start of six different title reigns. He has never walked into WrestleMania as a champion and left without that title still in hand.
Last year, Cena made a different kind of moment in Orlando when he asked his longtime girlfriend, fellow WWE superstar Nikki Bella, to marry him in the middle of the ring after their victory over the similarly coupled Miz and Maryse. Considering everything Cena has done at WrestleMania and done for the WWE, he would be well within his right to return a few weeks before the show, declare an opponent of his choice and coast into a headlining appearance.
But Cena, even though he's in one of the busiest periods of his professional life both inside and outside the WWE sphere of influence, has taken it upon himself to be as active as anyone on the roster. He's bounced between Raw and SmackDown, firing off some of the best promos of his career. Cena's ongoing fight to find a place on the WrestleMania card has carried him through the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber without success, despite great matches and wins over active champions The Miz and AJ Styles.
Posted by Mix Masta B at Wednesday, March 21, 2018