United States Championship - John Cena

March 14, 2004 - July 29, 2004

John Cena challenged Big Show for the United States Championship in the opener of WrestleMania XX. Cena was giving up a ton of size and strength to the massive Big Show, but the Doctor of Thuganomics made up for it with his heart and determination. After fighting back from a devastating Cobra Clutch, Cena hit two AA's and used a foreign object to get the pin and his first United States Championship.

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