John Cena's 2K Showcase in WWE 2K23 - All Matches Listed

John Cena’s 2K Showcase in WWE 2K23 – All Matches and Rewards Listed

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In the Showcase mode of this year’s WWE 2K title, the focus is on John Cena and his rich 20-year career. As always, 2K Showcase faithfully recreates historical matches where players need to complete a certain number of objectives to unlock bonus characters and arenas, as well as the next match in Showcase mode. Let’s check out all matches and rewards in WWE 2K23 Showcase mode.

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John Cena’s 2K Showcase in WWE 2K23 – All Matches and Rewards Listed

This time you won’t play as Showcase mode featured star John Cena, but as his opponents from the very rare matches he actually lost. Check out below for a list of all the matches and rewards in WWE 2K23 Showcase mode – the matches are arranged in the order in which you will unlock them in the game. As you can see, they are not sorted chronologically, but the context of each will be provided in-game by John Cena, who is also the narrator in this mode.

#1 One of a Kind – Rob Van Dam vs John Cena (ECW One Night Stand 2006 – June 11, 2006)

  • One Night Stand 2006 ECW arena
  • WWE Spinner Championship
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Rob Van Dam attire

#2 The Gold Medal Debut – Kurt Angle vs John Cena (WWE Smackdown – June 27, 2002)

  • Smackdown Fist 2002 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Kurt Angle attire

#3 Dead Man Walking – The Undertaker vs John Cena (Vengeance 2003 – July 27, 2003)

  • Vengeance 2003 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Undertaker attire

#4 An Iconic Wrestlemania: The Undertaker vs John Cena (WrestleMania 34 – April 8, 2018)

  • Wrestlemania 34 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Undertaker attire

#5 Time to Play The Game: Triple H vs John Cena (Night of Champions 2008 – June 29, 2008)

  • Night of Champions 2008 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Triple H attire

#6 Phenomenal Clash: AJ Styles vs John Cena (SummerSlam 2016 – August 21, 2016)

  • Summerslam 2016 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional AJ Styles attire

#7 Masterfully Manipulated: Edge vs John Cena (SummerSlam 2006 – August 20, 2006)

  • Summerslam 2006 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Edge attire
  • Additional Lita attire

#8 A Revolutionary Cashing In: Edge vs John Cena (New Year’s Revolution 2006 – January 8, 2006)

  • New Year’s Revolution 2006 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Edge attire
  • Additional Lita attire

#9 Greatness Acknowledged: Roman Reigns vs John Cena (SummerSlam 2021 – August 21, 2021)

  • Summerslam 2021 arena
  • Additional Roman Reigns attire
  • Additional Paul Heyman attire

#10 One on One with The Great One: The Rock vs John Cena (WrestleMania 28 – April 1, 2012)

  • Wrestlemania 28 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional The Rock attire

#11 Suplex – Rinse – Repeat: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena (SummerSlam 2014 – August 17, 2014)

  • Summerslam 2014 arena
  • WWE Championship belt
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Brock Lesnar attire
  • Additional Paul Heyman attire

#12 Breaking the Chains: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena (Backlash 2003 – April 27, 2003)

  • Backlash 2003 arena
  • WWE Championship
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Brock Lesnar attire

#13 The Animal’s Rage: Batista vs John Cena (SummerSlam 2008 – August 17, 2008)

  • Summerslam 2008 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Batista attire

#14 The Viper Strikes: Randy Orton vs John Cena (Hell in a Cell 2009 – October 4, 2009)

  • Hell in a Cell 2009 arena
  • Additional John Cena attire
  • Additional Randy Orton attire

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After this, you are done with the normal Showcase content, but there are still three bonus matches to play before you see the real ending and get that achievement/trophy for completing the Showcase mode.

#15 The Choice: You Pick John Cena’s Opponent!

  • No rewards here, and almost no match either, just some good trolling from 2K and Cena.

#16 Didn’t See That Coming: You Pick John Cena’s Opponent! (A Match with Invisible Super Cena)

  • Super Cena character, basically floating Cena gear since YOU CANT SEE HIM!

#17 Council of Legends: John Cena vs Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Hulk Hogan vs Bruno Sammartino (Fantasy Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match)

  • Bruno Sammartino
  • Hulk Hogan (red & yellow 80s Hulkamania version)

And that would be all for John Cena’s Showcase mode this year, now go unlock it all – and for all other WWE 2K23-related content check out the tag below.


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