In October 2004, Carlito made his WWE debut on SmackDown. The star made an instant splash on the main roster by defeating John Cena in his very first match to win the United States Championship.
On the October 14th edition of the blue brand General Manager Theodore Long announced that John Cena had been involved in a bar fight. In the altercation Cena was stabbed in the kidney by Carlito’s bodyguard Jesús. When Cena returned to action he came looking for revenge and ended up facing Jesús at Armageddon.
John Cena Allegedly Broke Jesús’ Neck
In the Street Fight, John Cena retained the United States Title he had reclaimed in November, defeating Jesús, real name Aaron Aguilera. Speaking on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Rene Dupree claimed that Cena broke his rival’s neck during the bout.
“Jesús! For those who don’t remember, he was Carlito’s bodyguard, and Cena broke his neck, actually. There was a spot where he kicked him in the head that legitimately broke his neck. I felt bad for him because, like, he broke his neck, he was out for like five or six months, and he was from San Diego.”
Aguilera was released by WWE before returning to television. Continuing on, Dupree said the star attended a SmackDown taping but was fired after Vince McMahon saw him arrive in his wrestling gear.
“There was some SmackDown taping in San Diego, and you know those ridiculous overhauls that he would wear with the f**king super neo colors or whatever? So we’re in f**king San Diego, and he shows up in his full gimmick, kind of like how the Highlanders would show up in their kilts in sh**. Well, he showed up in his full gimmick. Vince saw him and fired him [laughs].”
Following his victory at Armageddon John Cena entered into the Royal Rumble Match in January 2005. In the match he and Batista went over the top at the same time, although Batista won the restarted contest. Despite this, Cena won his way into the SmackDown World Title match at WrestleMania where he won the WWE Championship for the first time against JBL.
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