There are some names that give WWE the prestige it holds in the world and John Cena is one such man. Being a 16-time World Champion, he shares the record with Ric Flair for achieving this glorious feat. However, there is one unaccomplished feat that marks a glaring hole in John Cena’s illustrious career.
John Cena first stepped inside the WWE ring in 2002. As a newbie, one couldn’t have imagined the legacy that the then 25 year old would create in the future. The next decade saw John Cena evolve himself from the Doctor of Thuganomics to the Leader Of Cenation. He went on a haul to win all the top championships in the division, including the WWE Championship as well as the WWE United States Championship.
John Cena still needs the intercontinental title in order to become a grand slam champion
Do you think he’ll ever win it? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/o2AR7O4J8H
— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) June 16, 2023
However, shocking to many, Cena never held the prestigious WWE Intercontinental Championship in his entire pro wrestling run. This has put Cena on the backseat of being a Grand Slam Champion. The accolade is kept in quite high regard and Cena missing it is sure to upset many fans.
But why did John Cena never get to be the Grand Slam Champion? During his peak years, John Cena was one of the very few men who ruled the division. Because of this, he never got an opportunity to fight for the midcard WWE InterContinental Championship.
What will lead John Cena to WrestleMania 40?
The Almighty has seemed to have answered the sincere prayers of the WWE Universe. Fans are always up to see stars such as John Cena and The Rock inside the ring. Cena often made his presence felt, but it is after quite a long time that he has made consecutive in-ring appearances.
Looking at his angle, it is expected that he has plans to stay for a long time, at least until WrestleMania 40. He recently joined forces with AJ Styles to initiate an angle with Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa. The Bloodline storyline is at its peak and a collaboration between the two would be a massive banger.
Cena is also rumored to appear in the upcoming PLEs, which would eventually hype up the crowd even more for WrestleMania. With the return of The Rock, many also speculate that Cena would go against Dwayne Johnson. Only time would show the road to WrestleMania for John Cena.