The two ultimate babyfaces. Cena & Hogan's characters were basically cut from the same cloth. Both characters were the larger than life, patriotic, family friendly superhero brought to life. If you're just going by who did the most for wrestling, then Hogan wins. In terms of accomplishments, both guys are on very solid ground. Both men are 12 time World Champions and were flat out dominant. Both guys have been the face of pro wrestling. All in all, I've got to give this to John Cena. The fact that it's Hulk Hogan, the name itself is enough to get Hogan over most guys, but that won't fly against Cena. It'd be an epic match all in all with hype that'd be unrivaled but, in the end, I just see John Cena as being too much for Hogan. The prime of Hogan's career was from 1984 to about 1990 and the one guy that was on a level similar to Cena at that time was the Ultimate Warrior, and we all know how that turned out. In terms of athleticism & conditioning, Cena completely outshines Hogan. Hogan wasn't someone that was known for being able to go for long periods of time, whereas we've seen some of Cena's best matches go close to an hour, sometimes longer. In terms of strength, I'd probably put them on even footing, with maybe a slight nod to Cena. Cena has some legitimately freakish strength, though Hogan's no pushover. As far as in-ring ability, Cena's all over Hogan. Not saying that Cena is Kurt Angle skilled or anything like that, but he is compared to Hogan. Hogan's standard right hand + clothesline + big boot + leg drop offense just isn't going to get it done against John Cena in my opinion. I see both guys taking each other's primary finishers at least twice, with both guys kicking out. Cena eventually locks in the STF on Hogan in the center of the ring with Hogan slowly managing to crawl towards the ropes, putting everything he has into it. Within mere inches of reaching the ropes, Cena releases the hold & drags him back to the center only to reapply it once again. Both men are hurt and probably exhausted by this time, with Hogan being the more tired of the two and is unable to muster the strength to get the ropes this time. He gets close, maybe as close as he got during the first attempt, but can't drag himself another inch. Hogan passes out from the STFU, he doesn't submit, and Cena claims the win around the 45 minute mark.