WWE World Heavyweight Championship - John Cena

July 25, 2011 - August 14, 2011

Citing John Cena’s right to a WWE Championship rematch after CM Punk left WWE with the title still in his possession, WWE’s Chief Operating Officer Triple H decreed – in an unprecedented move – that new titleholder Rey Mysterio defend his prize on the same night he had won it. Following an exciting back-and-forth contest that showcased both Superstars’ athleticism and unfathomable will, The Cenation Commander-in-Chief sealed a victory with an Attitude Adjustment to attain his ninth WWE Championship.

However, on the same night Cena accomplished this incredible feat, The Second City Savior's surprise return with his own WWE Championship ignited a controversy over who was the rightful owner of the WWE Title. Per The Game, both Superstars were simultaneously the legitimate WWE Champion, and would battle at SummerSlam to determine the undisputed holder of the coveted prize.


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Bruno Sammartino retains the WWE Championship in a Steel Cage Match against Stan Hansen at Madison Square Garden.