One of the biggest names of The Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2007) and THE single biggest name of The PG-Era (2008-now), “The Doctor of Thuganomics” John Cena celebrates his 41st birthday today.
John Cena used to be a World Wrestling Federation developmental wrestler and wrestled in the WWF developmental territory OVW Ohio Valley Wrestling (similar to what NXT is now) from 2000 till 2002.
During this time he also wrestled several dark matches before WWF TV Tapings, but only debuted on television after the WWF/WWE name change.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN CENA!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 23, 1988) – Sting In Action
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired a match of Sting against Thunderfoot #2 on NWA TV.
You can watch that entire match below:
• Huge Title Change Not Happening At Greatest Royal Rumble?
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer is speculating that Brock Lesnar might retain the Universal Title against Roman Reigns in their steel cage match at the Greatest Royal Rumble next Friday because most fans won’t be watching the show live because of Friday being a working day.
Another possible reason could be WWE officials trying to have Lesnar overtake CM Punk’s WWE Title reign of 434 days.
However, as noted before via DirtySheets.Net, current plan is for Reigns to defeat Lesnar to capture the Universal Championship and then go on to defend the Title against Samoa Joe at Backlash 2018.