John Cena may be considered the greatest of all time in WWE, but he hasn’t won a lot of matches in the last few years.
For the past five years, John Cena has been a part-timer in WWE after working a heavy schedule for the 15 years of his WWE run. Now at 46 years old, Cena isn’t wrestling as often and he’s having a lot of success in Hollywood working on movies, television shows, game shows, commercials and everything else that comes with his level of superstardom.
At WWE Fastlane in Indianapolis, John Cena teamed up with LA Knight against The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa & Jimmy Uso in one of the biggest matches of the show.
For the first ten minutes of the match, The Bloodline was in control of Cena, who was in the role of the babyface-in-peril and was looking to tag out to his partner. When Knight finally got the tag, the crowd exploded. From there, the action really picked up and both teams nearly won a few times. Knight ended up hitting Jimmy with a superplex followed by Cena hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle fist drop and Knight got the pinfall win after hitting the BFT (Blount Force Trauma).
After the match, Cena wanted to raise Knight’s hand like he did at Payback, but Knight said it was his turn to lift Cena’s hand, so Knight did just that. The fans loved it.
— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2023
John Cena’s win at Fastlane ends a long losing streak at WWE PLE/PPV shows
You won’t hear it on WWE programming, but that was the first time John Cena won at a WWE Premium Live Event in over five years. That last win was at Super Show-Down in Australia in October 2018 when Cena and Bobby Lashley beat Kevin Owens & Elias. Cena’s last singles win on a PLE was at the Greatest Royal Rumble in April 2018 when he beat Triple H.
In 2023, Cena lost to Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39. Cena did compete on a PLE in 2022. His only match that year was a December 30th tag team match with Kevin Owens over the team of Roman Reigns & Sami Zayn.
In 2021, Cena lost to Roman Reigns in the SummerSlam main event. In 2020 when the world was mostly shut down due to COVID-19, Cena lost to Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36. As for 2019, Cena didn’t wrestle on a PLE in that year.
Clearly, Cena has no problem losing matches at this point in his career, but it’s also nice to see him pick up a win sometimes just like he did at Fastlane with LA Knight by his side. Yeah!