John Cena's Best WWE Matches Ever (... According To The Internet)

The fans voted... here are the top 10 matches of John Cena's pro wrestling career!

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It's been over 20 years since John Cena first set foot in a WWE ring, and in that time he's completely rewritten what it means to be a true wrestling superstar. He's won world titles, headlined WrestleManias, and broken through the wrestling bubble to become a movie star and a true celebrity. And as bright as the spotlight on him has gotten, Cena still returns to WWE when he can -- most recently appearing at last weekend's Money in the Bank show.

One often-overlooked aspect of Cena's success is his ability to have classic matches. While many hardcore fans have spent the years criticizing Cena's ringwork, his resume doesn't lie -- he's put together a compendium of bouts that can stand against anything anyone else's resume in company history. Many superstars of all skill levels can say that they had their best WWE match against John Cena.

But which of Cena's matches have stood the test of time to stand as his best? What are the ultimate must-see John Cena bouts? Well, who better to answer that question than the fans? This list looks at John Cena's all-time top 10 matches, as voted on by users of the wrestling database Cagematch.

Each bout is rated on a scale of one to ten, based on an average of total fan votes, with Royal Rumbles omitted.

10. John Cena Vs. Umaga, Royal Rumble 2007 -- Rating: 9.00

John Cena Umaga

Umaga made his WWE debut on Raw immediately following WrestleMania 22, and he spent the rest of 2006 carving a path of destruction through the WWE roster. So impressive was the undefeated "Samoan Bulldozer" that he earned a title shot against WWE Champion John Cena at New Year's Revolution. Cena scored the win with a fluke rollup, but it was clear that the victory was simply a technical one.

That set the stage for a rematch between the two men at the 2007 Royal Rumble -- this time, in a Last Man Standing match. Umaga dominated from the outset, targeting Cena's already-injured ribs. When John Cena collapsed while trying to execute his Attitude Adjustment finisher, it looked as though the unstoppable Umaga would soon be hoisting the WWE Title over his head.

However, Cena could not be counted out. After avoiding a running splash through the announcers' table, Cena was able to take advantage. He hit the Attitude Adjustment, then applied the STF (choking Umaga with a detached ring rope for good measure). Umaga passed out and couldn't answer the 10 count, giving Cena the win.

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