Great Moments In Championship History: United States VIII

“The Champ… Begins” (WWE WrestleMania XX)

Setup: The “Nelson Time Travel Machine” takes  us back only a handful of years: 2004. We start at the Royal Rumble, where rookie John Cena is surviving longer than most people would have believed. Cena ends up in the final 6 to be eliminated, thrown out by the United States champ, The Big Show. Thus, like almost all Royal Rumble matches with a big elimination, a feud was born. It didn’t help matters that Show was aligned with then-WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, who Cena had feuded with, earlier in the year. Cena would go on to chase Big Show and the U.S. Title, until he finally caught up with him at WM XX: Read more of this post