Believe or not, there once was a time when John Cena wasn't reviled by half of the WWE Universe.
He was, dare I say, loved by just about everyone.
So when we won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21, defeating John Bradshaw Layfield, it was a celebration.
Even when he busted out that disgusting trinket that is still posing as the promotion's flagship title, it was okay since it fit his character at the time.
And even if there were some doubters following his win in Los Angeles, they were pretty much quelled a month later on this date in 2005 at Judgment Day when Cena retained his title against JBL in an absolutely awesome I Quit match.
Bloody and beaten, Cena forced the former champ to verbally submit and helped prove "The Doctor of Thuganomics" was more than a rapping white boy from Massachusetts. When the going got tough, he could scrap with the best of them.
Check out the match after the jump.