Top 10 WWE superstars with most wins against John Cena

Ruby AgarwalRuby Agarwal
November 2 2023
Top 10 WWE superstars with most wins against John Cena

In the world of professional wrestling, there’s one name that has stood out for nearly two decades – John Cena. With his unparalleled charisma, in-ring skills, and dedication to the WWE Universe, Cena has become a living legend in the wrestling world. However, even legends have their rivals, and there are a select few WWE superstars who have managed to outshine Cena in terms of wins when they’ve faced off against him. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 WWE superstars with the most wins against John Cena, starting with the dominant Roman Reigns.

10. Roman Reigns: 18 wins

Roman Reigns, the powerhouse of the WWE, has shared the ring with John Cena 64 times, an impressive feat in itself. Reigns emerged victorious in 18 of those encounters, showcasing his dominance in their heated battles. Their last one-on-one showdown occurred at SummerSlam 2021, where Reigns successfully defended his Universal Championship against Cena, leaving an indelible mark on their storied rivalry.

9. Dean Ambrose: 20 wins

Dean Ambrose, the Lunatic Fringe, engaged in fierce competition against John Cena in 53 matches. Ambrose managed to outshine Cena on 20 occasions, making him a formidable adversary. Although Ambrose has since left WWE and joined AEW, his legacy as a thorn in Cena’s side remains an intriguing part of their wrestling history.

8. Kurt Angle: 25 wins

The Olympic gold medalist, Kurt Angle, was John Cena’s first opponent in WWE when Cena made his debut in 2002. Their rivalry became legendary, with Angle prevailing in 25 of their matches. This marked the beginning of Cena’s journey in WWE, and Angle’s victories played a crucial role in shaping the young Cena’s career.

7. CM Punk: 25 wins

CM Punk, known for his straight-edge lifestyle and rebellious persona, engaged in an epic rivalry with John Cena that saw them clash a staggering 107 times. Punk managed to defeat Cena in 25 of these encounters, cementing his legacy as a significant thorn in Cena’s side. Their monumental battle at SummerSlam 2011, where Punk emerged victorious to become the Undisputed WWE Champion, is etched in WWE history.

6. Brock Lesnar: 25 wins

Brock Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, is one of the few WWE superstars who had a significant upper hand against John Cena. Out of their 35 matches, Lesnar triumphed in 25, highlighting his dominance over the face of WWE. Lesnar’s sheer power and ruthlessness often left Cena short of victory, making him a formidable adversary.

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5. The Miz: 29 wins

The Miz, a charismatic and polarizing figure in WWE, engaged in a long-standing rivalry with John Cena, facing off in a staggering 171 matches. The Miz bested Cena in 29 of these encounters, securing his place as a formidable rival. One of the most notable moments in their rivalry was when The Miz retained his WWE Championship against Cena in the main event of WrestleMania 27.

4. AJ Styles: 31 wins

AJ Styles, a phenomenon in his own right, became a top WWE superstar after joining the company and quickly found himself pitted against John Cena. Their intense rivalry saw them collide 62 times, with Styles coming out victorious in 31 of those matches. Styles’ remarkable wrestling skills and charisma made him a perfect adversary for Cena, and their battles were nothing short of spectacular.

3. Big Show: 32 wins

Big Show, a colossal and imposing figure in WWE, faced John Cena an astounding 171 times. In their storied history, the giant superstar secured 32 wins over the former WWE champion. Cena, as the face of WWE, was often protected from losing too frequently, but Big Show’s wins marked significant moments in their long-standing rivalry.

2. Edge: 34 wins

Edge, the Rated-R Superstar, had a long and iconic rivalry with John Cena, squaring off an impressive 177 times. Edge managed to outshine Cena in 34 of these matches, including their monumental clash in 2006, where Edge won his first WWE Championship by defeating Cena. Their rivalry remains one of the most memorable in WWE history.

1. Randy Orton: 44 wins

Topping the list of WWE superstars with the most wins against John Cena is none other than Randy Orton, another iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling. Orton and Cena engaged in a staggering 261 matches during their storied rivalry, with Orton emerging victorious in 44 of them. Orton’s triumphs over Cena are a testament to the depth of their rivalry and the enduring legacy of both superstars. Wrestling fans are eagerly anticipating Randy Orton’s WWE return, which is sure to add a new chapter to their historic rivalry.


John Cena’s illustrious career has seen him face some of the greatest WWE superstars, resulting in unforgettable battles and rivalries. While Cena has often emerged victorious, the superstars mentioned above have managed to shine in their encounters with him, leaving a lasting impact on the world of professional wrestling.

These wrestlers have showcased their skills, charisma, and determination, and their victories against Cena have become an integral part of WWE’s rich history. As the wrestling world continues to evolve, one thing remains certain John Cena’s legacy and the stories of his fierce competitors will continue to captivate fans for generations to come.

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