Most Superstars begin their careers in the shallow end of the pool, but John Cena jumped right into the deep end. Battling highly skilled veterans like Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle in his earliest matches, the confident competitor found his gravest challenge in The Undertaker.
Facing The Last Outlaw in Denver’s Pepsi Center, the young Cena brought the fight to the veteran and battered him with such force that The Undertaker appeared to suffer internal injuries. The chain wielding competitor even blasted The Deadman with an Attitude Adjustment, but it wasn’t enough to stop the WWE icon. Catching the future WWE Champion off guard, The Undertaker flattened Cena with the Last Ride to win the bout, but it was clear that The Demon from Death Valley’s will had been tested.