John Cena has come a long way from his early 2000s days, and the WWE Universe hails him as one of the finest. The world knows him as a WWE superstar, thanks to his 16 WWE championships. Cena recently discussed a humiliating incident from the 2005 Royal Rumble.
Not only was the Royal Rumble a monumental event that year, but it also had a notable gaffe in its latter moments—a subject on which Cena has since reflected—making it an unforgettable chapter in his career.
John Cena shoulders blame for botched Royal Rumble finish
Not only did Dave Batista win the Royal Rumble in 2005, but there was also that notorious moment when John Cena and Batista were together. That Royal Rumble 2005 incident is one of the most infamous controversies John Cena has endured despite his immense success.
During the penultimate match, the two remaining contestants, Cena and Batista, both jumped over the top rope at the same time, which caused a confusion. Vince McMahon ‘restarted’ the bout, but Batista still managed to defeat Cena in the end.
On Logan Paul’s podcast, Cena addressed the issue, saying, “Trust the process. I know I f*cked up and we know that that’s not the way it’s supposed to go.” Fans are still confused about who should have won because of the surprise blunder. Cena and Batista’s infamous fall from grace at the Royal Rumble is one of the most iconic moments in the history of the event.
John Cena’s Royal Rumble history by numbers
Famous WWE star John Cena had a defining impact on the Royal Rumble PPV with his many memorable moments. While it is incredible that Cena has won the Royal Rumble twice, his performances in each of his outings have ranged from disappointing to fantastic.
The fact that he unexpectedly entered the 2008 Rumble at Madison Square Garden at number thirty had a huge effect on the match. Even though Cena only appeared for less than 10 minutes, he eliminated Triple H and secured a spot at WrestleMania. Cena became the 20th participant after his 2018 Rumble triumph, defeating Elias and The Hurricane. It was one of the greatest Rumbles of all time when Shinsuke Nakamura ended Cena’s aspirations of making it to the final four.
Cena is tied with Edge for eighth place in the Rumble rankings for the number of contestants eliminated (25). He is the 11th man in the world to have the longest cumulative total Royal Rumble time, with a time of 2:48:32s. In addition, his 2010 time of 22 minutes and 11 seconds is the record for the men’s shortest Iron Man.
Even though John Cena’s Royal Rumble appearance has been shrouded in mystery, would you be interested in seeing him next week at Tropicana Field? Share your opinion in the comment section.