Love him or hate him, the fact of the matter is that John Cena has been one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. His charisma, his wrestling ability, and his work ethic have all been incomparable. But you can’t truly be the best if you don’t have a long line of quality opponents to face off against, providing you with feuds that wrestling fans can remember forever. Fortunately for John Cena, he’s had a number of fantastic opponents who have helped him reach his legendary status as the absolute top of the heap in the modern WWE.
10. The Miz
No, we’re not talking about their WrestleMania XXVII feud, where Cena basically spent the entire time looking past The Miz in favor of special guest host The Rock, which basically tanked Miz’s title reign and resulted in one of the worst WrestleMania main events in history. We’re going back to 2009, after Miz had just split from his successful and long-running tag team with John Morrison, and was getting his first real chance to be a singles star. To that end, Miz came out on Raw and challenged Cena to a match, which Miz won. By forfeit, because John Cena was injured at the time and couldn’t respond to the open challenge. That didn’t stop Miz, however, who would continue to call out Cena every week and then claim another victory over the biggest star in WWE when Cena failed to show, even wearing an armband that displayed his “undefeated” record over Cena. Of course, when Cena finally did return from injury, he squashed Miz like a bug, but Miz had already used that time to establish his character, and would use that momentum to go on an impressive run that would lead him to his first WWE Championship just over a year later.