Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny the fact that John Cena is one of the biggest pro-wrestling superstars alive today. He has done fantastic work, both inside and outside of the ring. He has granted over 500 wishes for Make-A-Wish foundation and he doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon. He is a hero and inspiration to millions and always gives a lesson how one should never give up. He is also one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time. His matches do not only rely on in-ring skills but also on storytelling, which is lacking in most of the matches these days. John Cena vs. CM Punk is the last main roster match to have been given a rating of 5 stars by Dave Meltzer.
But fans must have realized by now that John Cena is slowly winding down his career. He has become a part-timer. He doesn’t main-event ppv’s anymore and is focusing more on Hollywood than WWE and he deserves it. He has given WWE more than 15 years of his life and has worked with full dedication. John Cena has achieved everything that an aspiring pro-wrestler could ever dream of. Even though he has become a part-timer, he is still the top merchandise seller in WWE but even after achieving so much, there are still some feats that are yet to be achieved by John Cena, some records that still need to be broken. To achieve these feats and break these records, John Cena must:
John Cena has held the WWE, World Heavyweight as well as the WWE World Heavyweight championship multiple times during his WWE tenure. It’s surprising to see that there’s still a world championship that Cena has never held but it’s true as John Cena has never held the Universal championship as it was introduced in the summer of 2016 as the main title of RAW brand. John Cena, at that time, was a part of the Smackdown brand. Now that John Cena is finally a free agent, it is possible for him to claim the universal title and he should win it, sooner or later.
Winning the Royal Rumble is an achievement in itself. Only 24 superstars in the last 31 years have been able to win the Royal Rumble match. Out of those 24, 7 superstars have won it twice (including Cena) and only Stone Cold Steve Austin has been able to win it 3 times. John Cena is just one rumble victory away from tying Austin’s record. John Cena deserves to tie this record and for this to happen, he must win the 30 man match, ONE MORE TIME!
It’s hard to imagine that a superstar like John Cena, who has been the top superstar of WWE for about 13 years now has never in his entire career won the Intercontinental Championship. From 2002 to 2005, John Cena was a part of the Smackdown brand while the IC title was a part of the Raw brand. When Cena moved to Raw in 2005, he was the WWE champion and for nearly 10 years, Cena never competed for a mid-card title (apart from winning the tag titles twice with Randy and Batista respectively) before winning the US title in 2015. Becoming a Grand Slam champion is a must for Cena and to achieve this feat, he should win the Intercontinental Championship at least one time.
John Cena shocked the world after he won the WWE championship from AJ Styles at Royal Rumble 2017. John Cena became the 2nd superstar, after Ric Flair, to win 16 World Championships. With that win, John Cena tied Ric Flair’s record of winning the most world championships but what’s even better than tying a record is breaking the record. John Cena needs to win any world title (WWE or Universal) at least one more time to become a 17 time champion.
King of the Ring was a huge thing back in the attitude era. Some of the greatest stars, including Edge, Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin, Booker T, Bret Hart etc. have won the King of the Ring tournament. It’s not treated as that big of a deal in the present era and takes place as a network special every few years but to fill up his list of achievements, John Cena should win the historic tournament at least once before he decides to retire.
John Cena has faced almost every big wrestler of the past, present and most certainly the future including The Rock, The Undertaker, HHH, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Edge, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns etc. but even after that, there are still some dream opponents left for Cena to face. These opponents are Samoa Joe, EC3, Drew Mcintyre, Goldberg, Shane McMahon, Bobby Roode and Kenny Omega (if he decides to sign with WWE). John Cena should make full use of his remaining time with WWE and have meaningful storylines and matches with the above specified superstars.
Getting inducted into the Hall of Fame is an honor and most superstars achieve it after retiring from WWE. John Cena won’t be retiring for the next of couple of years but when he does, he most certainly will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shawn Michaels and Edge retired in 2010 and 2011 respectively and got inducted into the Hall of Fame the following years. Kurt Angle and Goldberg got inducted while they were still part-time performers while Ric Flair got inducted the night before his final match. John Cena is one of the biggest stars of the Ruthless Aggression and the present era and he deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the next couple of years.