This year will mark John Cena's thirteenth consecutive SummerSlam. He's been a very important part of the event's recent history, having headlined SummerSlam five times since 2006, competing for a title on almost every occasion. Perhaps more impressive is that the fact aside from a 14-man tag team match in 2010, every opponent that Cena has faced at WWE SummerSlam will eventually be a WWE Hall of Fame inductee (two of them already are).

This year, John Cena will go one-on-one with AJ Styles, one of the many WWE Superstars who represent the New Era. While Cena is the biggest name in WWE, Styles is easily one of the best workers. As representatives of WWE SmackDown Live since being selected by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan in the WWE Draft, they will do everything in their power to put on the match of the night at WWE SummerSlam 2016.

What follows is one part in a series of WWE SummerSlam history articles, in which we take a look at a WWE Superstar's record (such as Brock Lesnar, Seth RollinsDean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler) at SummerSlam and see what their past experiences might tell us about that competitor at WWE SummerSlam 2016 on August 21.

Win-loss record at WWE SummerSlam

Despite a SummerSlam résumé that is longer than that of most athletes currently on the WWE roster, Cena's record is only 4-8.

Because he was involved in so many high-profile title matches, there weren't a lot of stipulations added to his matches. Of his twelve appearances, ten of them were singles matches, of which he went 3-7. In 2010, he was the captain of Team WWE, who were victorious in a 7-on-7 Tag Team Match against The Nexus. In 2012, Cena lost in a Triple Threat Match against The Big Show and WWE Champion CM Punk.

WWE SummerSlam title matches

Nine times between 2005 and 2015, John Cena competed for the biggest title that WWE has to offer. He's 2-7 when the big one is on the line, and hasn't left SummerSlam as the champ since 2007. He successfully defended the WWE Championship in 2005 against Chris Jericho and in 2007 against Randy Orton. He dropped the same title to Daniel Bryan in 2013, dropped the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Brock Lesnar in 2014, and dropped the US Title to Seth Rollins in a Title vs.

Title Match at last year's event. Every time Cena has challenged for a title at SummerSlam, he has lost. Luckily for him, there's no title on the line at this year's event when he faces AJ Styles.

Worthy competition at SummerSlam

Aside from facing The Nexus in 2010 (which included Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Ryback, Michael Tarver and Darren Young), Cena's SummerSlam opponents have all been A-listers: Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Seth Rollins, Edge, Booker T, Chris Jericho, Batista and Big Show.

Predictions for SummerSlam 2016

History has not been kind to John Cena at SummerSlam. His recent history has looked especially grim, as he's currently on a five-year losing streak. The last time Cena won a singles match at the August PPV was 2007. The only other time that John Cena has ever had a singles match at SummerSlam without a title on the line was 2008, when he lost to Batista. As the New Era of WWE begins to push out the current mainstays, AJ Styles hopes to make John Cena a thing of the past. 

It would appear that WWE wants everyone to take AJ Styles very seriously. Since his debut at the Royal Rumble, he's already feuded over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and is now going face-to-face with the biggest name in the game. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the WWE Draft, and the highest selection made by the SmackDown Live brand that didn't bring a title belt with him. Look for Cena to go through his annual routine of putting someone over at SummerSlam as AJ Styles wins this one.

WWE SummerSlam 2016 airs live, August 21, exclusively on the WWE NetworkSummerSlam will be available to stream on-demand immediately via the WWE Network. The SummerSlam Kick-Off Show begins at 7/6c.

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