What's so bad about John Cena?
by, 05-01-2011 at 06:41 PM (12470 Views)
In June of 2002, the WWE Universe was introduced to a young superstar (wrestler) who answered a challenge by Kurt Angle. Almost nine years later, this same superstar (wrestler) is "The Face of the WWE", racking up seven WWE Championships, two World Heavyweight Championships, four Tag Team Championships, has won a Royal Rumble and a two-time Slammy Award winner.
This superstar (wrestler) is John Cena.
While John Cena is "The Face of the WWE", he's also both cheered and booed at the same time. This started happening around 2006-2007, and has intensified since then. But as a wrestling fan all around, I only have one question: Why do so many people hate John Cena?
Of course, any time someone asks this, or even gives a LITTLE praise to Cena, they are immediatley bombarded with "Cena sucks", "Fuck Cena", "Cena can't wrestle worth shit", and so on, and so on. Now of course, most of these comments are probably made because people like getting a reaction out of other people. It's the way of life (in the internet).
But the booing doesn't stop at these comments. Recently, people have been hating John Cena because of his "SuperCena gimmick." And while I'll admit, it is kind of true. Cena gets beat up for, what, 90 percent of his matches, then pulls out a win with his "five moves of doom." It can get tireing after a while.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg that is John Cena. He's also critizized because of his look, the way he talks on the mike, and his all around babyface persona. And the immidiate situation to make John Cena a "serious" wrestler? Turn him heel.
But is that really the answer? Do we all have to blame Cena for what he does in the ring because he's a face?
My answer: Absolutly not.
The fact of the matter is this: Cena CAN'T turn heel. At least not until another marketable wreslter comes around, and who knows when that's going to happen? And as wreslting fans, young or old, we should all know that having Cena turn heel will hit the the WWE bad when it comes to money. After all, Vince loves his money! (Vince=Prick.)
But there can be another solution. The reason everybody seems to hate John Cena is because he's to much like Superman. As I said before, he gets beaten up, then pulls out a victory via AA or STF. Here's a thought: Let Cena wrestle!
Cena will NEVER be a Bret Heart, Kurt Angle, or a Mr. Perfect, sure. But when he actually wrestles, he's pretty good. Let him take a break from Shoulder Blocks and the Proto-Plex. Let him throw around his suplex's (Gutwrench, Fishermen, Vertical), let him hit the hip toss, the Throwback, the top rope Leg Drop, and so on. Heck, let him even TRY SOMETHING NEW.
Why doesn't Cena do this? Because Vince doesn't care about wrestling, just "entertainment." He doesn't want Cena to look strong, he WANTS Cena to be like Superman, to be SuperCena. But is it doing him and his business an good. No! Well, that and many other things.
But here's the bottom line: If Cena actually wrestles and looks strong, instead of looking like a wimp while in the ring, then have him pull out an "upset" victory, I think it'll do him, and the fans some good. Cause when you really, REALLY, look at John Cena, he's a better wrestler than the last guy who played the "Superman" gimmick. (SuperHogan)