WWE John Cena Timeline

The PPV and Title Changes John Cena Has Held

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The following is a timeline of John Cena’s WWE career. Listed is every PPV and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses. Bulleted items represent his extracurricular activities.

2002

  • 7/21 Vengeance — beat Chris Jericho

2003

  • 4/27 Backlash — lost to WWE Champ Brock Lesnar
  • 5/18 Judgment Day — The F.B.I. & John Cena beat Chris Benoit, Rhino, & Brian Kendrick
  • 7/27 Vengeance — lost to the Undertaker
  • 10/19 No Mercy — lost to Kurt Angle
  • 11/16 Survivor Series — John Cena, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Bradshaw & Bob Holly beat Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Albert, Nathan Jones, & Matt Morgan

2004

  • 2/15 No Way Out — Kurt Angle beat John Cena & the Big Show
  • 3/14 WrestleMania XX — beat the Big Show to win the U.S. Title
  • 5/16 Judgment Day — beat Rene Dupree
  • 6/27 Great American Bash — beat Booker T, Rene Dupree, and Rob Van Dam
  • 7/8 SmackDown! — stripped of the U.S. Title due to accidentally hitting then-GM Kurt Angle
  • 8/15 SummerSlam — beat Booker T in match 1 of a best of 5 series for the U.S. Title
  • 10/3 No Mercy — beat Booker T in match 5 of the series to win the series 3-2 and the U.S. Title
  • 10/7 SmackDown — lost the U.S. Title to Carlito
  • 11/14 Survivor Series — John Cena, Eddie Guerrero, the Big Show & Rob Van Dam beat Kurt Angle, Carlito, Luther Reigns, & Mark Jindrak
  • 11/18 SmackDown! — regained the U.S. Title from Carlito
  • 12/12 Armageddon — beat Jesus in a Street Fight

2005

  • 2/20 No Way Out — beat Kurt Angle to earn a WWE Title shot at WrestleMania
  • 3/3 SmackDown — lost the U.S. Title to Orlando Jordan
  • 4/3 WrestleMania 21 — beat JBL to win the WWE Championship
  • 5/10 — John’s rap CD You Can’t See Me is released
  • 5/22 Judgment Day — beat JBL in an I Quit Match
  • 6/26 Vengeance — beat Chris Jericho and Christian
  • 8/21 SummerSlam — beat Chris Jericho
  • 9/18 Unforgiven — lost to Kurt Angle by DQ
  • 11/1 Taboo Tuesday — beat Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle
  • 11/27 Survivor Series — beat Kurt Angle

2006

  • 1/8 New Year’s Revolution — beat Shawn Michaels, Kane, Carlito, Kurt Angle, and Chris Masters in an Elimination Chamber Match
  • 1/8 New Year’s Revolution — lost the WWE Title to Edge
  • 1/29 Royal Rumble — regained the WWE Title from Edge
  • 3/18 Saturday Night’s Main Event — John Cena & Triple H beat Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, & Randy Orton
  • 4/2 WrestleMania 22 — beat Triple H
  • 4/30 Backlash — beat Triple H & Edge
  • 6/11 ECW One Night Stand — lost the WWE Ttitle to Rob Van Dam
  • 6/25 Vengeance — beat Sabu in a Lumberjack Match
  • 7/15 Saturday Night’s Main Event — beat WWE Champ Edge by DQ
  • 8/20 SummerSlam — lost to WWE Champ Edge
  • 9/17 Unforgiven — won the WWE Title from Edge in a Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match
  • • 10/13 — John’s movie The Marine is released
  • 11/5 Cyber Sunday — King Booker beat John Cena & Big Show
  • 11/26 Survivor Series — John Cena, Lashley, Kane, Rob Van Dam, and Sabu beat Big Show, Finlay, Test, MVP, and Umaga
  • 12/17 Armageddon — w/Batista beat King Booker & Finlay

    2007

    • 1/7 New Year’s Revolution — beat Umaga
    • 1/28 Royal Rumble — beat Umaga in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 1/29 RAW — w/Shawn Michaels won the World Tag Team Championship from Edge & Randy Orton
    • 2/18 No Way Out — w/Shawn Michaels beat Batista and the Undertaker
    • 4/1 WrestleMania 23 — beat Shawn Michaels
    • 4/2 RAW — w/Shawn Michaels lost the tag team titles to the Hardys in a 10-Team Battle Royal
    • 4/29 Backlash — beat Shawn Michaels, Edge, and Randy Orton
    • 5/20 Judgment Day — beat the Great Khali
    • 6/2 SNME — lost a non-title match to the Great Khali
    • 6/3 One Night Stand — beat the Great Khali in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
    • • 6/24 — Finished in 3rd place on the ABC show Fast Cars & Superstars
    • 6/24 Vengeance — beat King Booker, Randy Orton, Lashley, and Mick Foley
    • 7/22 Great American Bash — beat Lashley
    • 8/18 SNME — beat Carlito
    • 8/26 SummerSlam — beat Randy Orton
    • 9/16 Unforgiven — lost to Randy Orton by DQ
    • 10/1 RAW — suffered a torn pectoral muscle in a victory over Mr. Kennedy
    • 10/2 ECW on Sci Fi — John was stripped of the WWE Championship due to injury

    2008

    • 1/27 Royal Rumble — won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating Triple H
    • 2/17 No Way Out — beat WWE Champion Randy Orton by DQ
    • 3/30 WrestleMania XXIV — WWE Champion Randy Orton beat Triple H & John Cena
    • 4/27 Backlash — Triple H beat WWE Champion Randy Orton, John Cena , & JBL in an Elimination Match to win the title
    • 5/18 Judgment Day — beat JBL
    • 6/1 One Night Stand — beat JBL in a First Blood Match
    • 6/29 Night of Champions — lost to WWE Champion Triple H
    • 7/20 Great American Bash — lost a NYC Parking Lot Brawl to JBL
    • 8/2 SNME — w/Batista & Cryme Tyme lost to JBL, Kane, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
    • 8/4 RAW — w/Batista won the World Tag Team Championship from Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
    • 8/11 RAW — w/Batista lost the titles to Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
    • 8/17 SummerSlam — lost to Batista
    • 11/23 Survivor Series — won the World Heavyweight Championship from Chris Jericho
    • 12/14 Armageddon — beat Chris Jericho

    2009

    • 1/25 Royal Rumble — beat JBL
    • 2/15 No Way Out — Edge beat John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Kane, Chris Jericho, and Mike Knox in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title
    • 4/5 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania — John Cena beat World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Big Show to win the title
    • 4/26 Backlash — lost the title to Edge in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 5/17 Judgment Day — beat The Big Show
    • 6/7 Extreme Rules — beat Big Show in a Submission Match
    • 6/28 The Bash — beat The Miz
    • 7/26 Night of Champions — WWE Champion Randy Orton beat John Cena & Triple H
    • 8/23 SummerSlam — lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton
    • 9/13 Breaking Point — won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton in an "I Quit" Match
    • 10/4 Hell in a Cell — lost the WWE Championship to Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell Match
    • 10/25 Bragging Rights — regained the WWE Championship from Randy Orton 6-5 in an Anything Goes Iron Man Match
    • 11/22 Survivor Series — beat Triple H & Shawn Michaels
    • 12/13 TLC — lost the WWE Championship to Sheamus in a Tables Match

    2010

    • 1/31 Royal Rumble — Edge won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating John Cena
    • 2/21 Elimination Chamber — John Cena beat WWE Champion Sheamus, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase, and Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title
    • 2/21 Elimination Chamber — lost the WWE Championship to Batista
    • 3/28 WrestleMania XXVI — regained the WWE Championship from Batista
    • 4/25 Extreme Rules — beat Batista in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 5/23 Over the Limit — beat Batista in an I Quit Match
    • 6/20 Fatal 4 Way — Sheamus beat WWE Champion John Cena, Edge, and Randy Orton to win the title
    • 7/18 Money in the Bank — lost a Steel Cage Match to WWE Champion Sheamus
    • 8/15 SummerSlam — Team WWE (John Cena, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, and Daniel Bryan) beat The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, and Skip Sheffield) in an Elimination Match
    • 9/19 Night of Champions — Randy Orton beat WWE Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Wade Barrett, Edge, & Chris Jericho in a Six Pack Elimination Match to win the title
    • 10/3 Hell in a Cell — lost to Wade Barrett and as a result was forced to join the Nexus
    • 10/24 Bragging Rights — w/David Otunga won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre
    • 10/25 RAW — w/David Otunga lost the titles to Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater
    • 11/21 Survivor Series — WWE Champion Randy Orton beat Wade Barrett in a match where John was the referee. As a result of this match, John was fired from the WWE.
    • 12/13 RAW — Wade Barrett rehires John Cena following several weeks of John sneak attacking the Nexus and the group threatening to kick Wade out of the group if he doesn't rehire John
    • 12/19 TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs — beat Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match

    2011

    • 2/20 Elimination Chamber — beat Randy Orton, Sheamus, CM Punk, John Morrison, & R-Truth in an Elimination Chamber Match to earn a WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania
    • 2/21 RAW — w/The Miz won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
    • 2/21 RAW — w/The Miz lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
    • 4/3 WrestleMania XXVII — lost to WWE Champion The Miz in a No-Count Out or DQ Match
    • 5/1 Extreme Rules — John Cena beat WWE Champion The Miz & John Morrison in a Steel Cage Match to win the title
    • 5/22 Over the Limit — beat The Miz in an I Quit Match
    • 6/19 Capitol Punishment — beat R-Truth
    • 7/17 Money in the Bank — lost the WWE Championship to CM Punk
    • 7/25 RAW — won the WWE Championship from Rey Mysterio
    • 8/14 SummerSlam — lost a unification match to WWE Champion CM Punk in a match where Triple H was the special guest referee
    • 9/18 Night of Champions — beat Alberto Del Rio to win the WWE Championship
    • 10/2 Hell in a Cell — Alberto Del Rio beat WWE Champion John Cena and CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell Match to win the title
    • 10/23 Vengeance — lost to WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 11/20 Survivor Series — w/ The Rock beat The Miz & R-Truth

    2012

    • 1/29 Royal Rumble — fought Kane to a double count-out
    • 2/19 Elimination Chamber — beat Kane in an Ambulance Match
    • 4/1 WrestleMania XXVIII — lost to The Rock
    • 4/29 Extreme Rules — beat Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules Match
    • 5/20 Over the Limit — lost to John Laurinaitis
    • 6/17 No Way Out — beat Big Show in a Steel Cage Match and as a result, John Laurinaitis was fired
    • 7/15 Money in the Bank — John Cena beat Kane, Big Show, Chris Jericho, & The Miz in the WWE Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    • 8/19 SummerSlam — WWE Champion CM Punk beat John Cena & Big Show
    • 9/16 Night of Champions — fought WWE Champion CM Punk to a draw
    • 11/18 Survivor Series — WWE Champion CM Punk beat John Cena & Ryback
    • 12/16 TLC — lost to Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder Match for the WHC Money in the Bank contract

    2013

    • 1/27 Royal Rumble — John Cena won the Royal Rumble Match by last eliminating Ryback
    • 2/17 Elimination Chamber — The Shield beat John Cena, Sheamus & Ryback
    • 4/7 WrestleMania XXIX — won the WWE Championship from The Rock
    • 5/27 Extreme Rules — fought to a no contest against Ryback in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 6/16 Payback — beat Ryback in a 3 Stages of Hell Match
    • 7/14 Money in the Bank — beat Mark Henry
    • 8/18 SummerSlam — lost the WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan in a match featuring Triple H as the special guest referee
    • 10/27 Hell in a Cell — won the World Heavyweight Championship from Alberto Del Rio
    • 11/24 Survivor Series — beat Alberto Del Rio
    • 12/15 TLC — lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton in a TLC Match which resulted in the titles being unified

    2014

    • 1/26 Royal Rumble — lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton
    • 2/23 Elimination Chamber — WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton beat John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Cesaro and Christian in an Elimination Chamber Match
    • 4/6 WrestleMania XXX — beat Bray Wyatt
    • 5/4 Extreme Rules — lost to Bray Wyatt in a Cage Match
    • 6/1 Payback — beat Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing Match
    • 6/29 Money in the Bank — John Cena beat Randy Orton, Kane, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt & Roman Reigns in a Ladder Match to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship
    • 7/20 Battleground — beat Roman Reigns, Kane and Randy Orton
    • 8/17 SummerSlam — lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Brock Lesnar
    • 9/21 Night of Champions ​— beat WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar via DQ

    Sources: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, and WWE.com