WWE World Heavyweight Championship - John Cena

April 03, 2005 - January 08, 2006

John Cena nearly won the 2005 Royal Rumble, narrowly missing out on a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 21. However, he would rebound to defeat Orlando Jordan, Booker T and Kurt Angle in SmackDown's No. 1 Contender Tournament, earning a shot at JBL as his reward. In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania 21, JBL did everything he could to rattle Cena - including helping Jordan defeat Cena for the United States Championship. When WrestleMania 21 rolled around, The Doctor of Thuganomics took sweet revenge, defeating JBL with an Attitude Adjustment to claim his first WWE Championship.