John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

NEW ORLEANS – In front of a sold-out crowd of 75,167 strong and millions watching around the world, 14-time World Champion John Cena overcame the fear, overcame the numbers disadvantage, overcame the mind games — all to conquer Bray Wyatt on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

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In the months leading into WrestleMania, the creepy shroud of darkness created by The Wyatt Family focused its full attention on destroying the so-called “myth” of the “Hustle, Loyalty and Respect” — ready to replace it with the dawning of a whole new world. Once it became clear that The Eater of Worlds would go head-to-head with the Cenation leader at The Show of Shows, it looked as though even Cena was unsure if his WrestleMania legacy was secure. However, whenever his back is against the wall, that’s when the incomparable Cena will go to work.

While his WrestleMania record is seven-and-three, the experienced 11-time WWE Champion seemed stunned at the opening of the contest, when Bray suddenly dropped to his knees and bellowed, “Finish me!”

John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

When Cena refused to take the strange bait, a furious back and forth ensued, with the ever-present intimidation of Luke Harper and Eric Rowan lurking in the shadows. As the contest unfolded, it seemed like a battle Cena couldn’t win – for even when Cena was on the offensive, The New Face of Fear looked as if such punishment was part of the plan. Case-in-point, when Cena set up for the Five-Knuckle Shuffle, Bray launched into a Spider Walk position, stopping the confused Cena in his tracks.

With every moment that passed, the two competitors traded the offensive. When Cena did seize control, rather than attacking Wyatt from the top rope, he leaped out on Rowan and Harper in a preemptive strike outside the ring, igniting a vicious exchange. Still, even in the thick of it, Cena wouldn’t sink to his opponent’s dark level – refusing to drop the steel steps onto Wyatt.

John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

Back in the ring, after Bray kicked out of an Attitude Adjustment, Harper’s interference nearly cost Cena the match. In response, Cena knocked the Wyatt Family disciple through the ringside barricade.

Back in the ring, Bray nailed Cena with Sister Abigail. But, oddly, rather than grabbing the victory, Bray grabbed a steel chair and gave it to Cena – daring the Cenation leader to use it against him. Instead, Cena again kept his wits about him, blasting Rowan off the apron before countering a Sister Abigail attempt with the Attitude Adjustment for the WrestleMania victory!

In one of the creepiest showdowns The Show of Shows has ever seen, John Cena once again reigned supreme.

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John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

NEW ORLEANS – In front of a sold-out crowd of 75,167 strong and millions watching around the world, 14-time World Champion John Cena overcame the fear, overcame the numbers disadvantage, overcame the mind games — all to conquer Bray Wyatt on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Match photos

In the months leading into WrestleMania, the creepy shroud of darkness created by The Wyatt Family focused its full attention on destroying the so-called “myth” of the “Hustle, Loyalty and Respect” — ready to replace it with the dawning of a whole new world. Once it became clear that The Eater of Worlds would go head-to-head with the Cenation leader at The Show of Shows, it looked as though even Cena was unsure if his WrestleMania legacy was secure. However, whenever his back is against the wall, that’s when the incomparable Cena will go to work.

While his WrestleMania record is seven-and-three, the experienced 11-time WWE Champion seemed stunned at the opening of the contest, when Bray suddenly dropped to his knees and bellowed, “Finish me!”

John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

When Cena refused to take the strange bait, a furious back and forth ensued, with the ever-present intimidation of Luke Harper and Eric Rowan lurking in the shadows. As the contest unfolded, it seemed like a battle Cena couldn’t win – for even when Cena was on the offensive, The New Face of Fear looked as if such punishment was part of the plan. Case-in-point, when Cena set up for the Five-Knuckle Shuffle, Bray launched into a Spider Walk position, stopping the confused Cena in his tracks.

With every moment that passed, the two competitors traded the offensive. When Cena did seize control, rather than attacking Wyatt from the top rope, he leaped out on Rowan and Harper in a preemptive strike outside the ring, igniting a vicious exchange. Still, even in the thick of it, Cena wouldn’t sink to his opponent’s dark level – refusing to drop the steel steps onto Wyatt.

John Cena def. Bray Wyatt

Back in the ring, after Bray kicked out of an Attitude Adjustment, Harper’s interference nearly cost Cena the match. In response, Cena knocked the Wyatt Family disciple through the ringside barricade.

Back in the ring, Bray nailed Cena with Sister Abigail. But, oddly, rather than grabbing the victory, Bray grabbed a steel chair and gave it to Cena – daring the Cenation leader to use it against him. Instead, Cena again kept his wits about him, blasting Rowan off the apron before countering a Sister Abigail attempt with the Attitude Adjustment for the WrestleMania victory!

In one of the creepiest showdowns The Show of Shows has ever seen, John Cena once again reigned supreme.