Starting with Unforgiven 2004, which was Randy Orton’s first world title defence, WWE has booked a combination of Orton, John Cena and Triple H on no less than 24 occasions. This includes singles, tag team and multi-man matches, though not Royal Rumbles. Cena/Orton at SummerSlam 2009 will be the 25th match in the last five years to feature some combination of those three facing one another.
During that time period the three have missed significant chunks of time due to injury and other incidents – 13 months for Orton, 14 months for HHH and 7 months for Cena. Only two of them have been on the same brand for three of those five years, which also covers the period of alternating brand PPVs. Since SummerSlam 2007 the combination has been involved in 17 matches from 26 eligible PPVs.
If you add Batista and Shawn Michaels to the mix the numbers go up to 44 matches involving some combination of the five men.
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