Triple H & John Cena - The Ultimate Put-Overs
by, 08-06-2011 at 03:48 PM (4574 Views)
Hey guys hope all is well. I'm blogging today about Triple H & John Cena. Everytime people bring Cena & Triple H's name up I hear the same crap. They hog the spotlight, they never put anyone over and blah blah blah. Thats the total opposite. If you take a look at history Triple H & John Cena have put more people over than greats like Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, The Rock, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle and many more greats.
Thats what I will always respect about Triple H & John Cena because we all know they have all the booking power in the world but they take the time to not make themselves look too good in the process which is more than I can say for political puppets like Randy Orton.
So lets take a look at some of their attempts to put stars over.
First Title Reign:
2. Rob Van Dam
Many established WWE vets consider it a stab in the back to lose the belt to someone who's never been champ before. Cena did it three times. The golden boy that everyone bashes gave Edge, Sheamus & Rob Van Dam their first title run. Sheamus was a freakin' rookie. He damn near made history at Cena's expense.
People that Cena have tried to get pushed:
1. Kofi Kingston
2. Evan Bourne
3. Cryme Tyme
4. Zack Ryder
Cena goes out his way to make sure top quality guys are on telivision. I'm pretty sure Orton never went to the bookers and begged them to give Dolph Ziggler a push.
Cena tried to get Cryme Tyme a push and actually booked the sotryline when he was teaming with Cryme Tyme as CTC(Cryme Tyme Cena). He's gone to boot for Zack Ryder by appearing on his internet show, referring to him during promos, talking to people backstage and even tweeting on his behalf. He did his part to try and get Kofi a spot on television which started back in 2008. He's also gone to boot for Evan Bourne.
John Cena, Hulk Hogan comparison
No offense but please cut it with this comparison. Yeah, they are similar in the ring, they have a similar character and represent the samething. But one thing about being a complete WWE star is having that same attitude in the lockeroom.
Cena really represents his character because thats who he really is. He really is a guy that loves the kids, and is a stand up guy. Hulk Hogan was a freakin character, that was not the real Hogan being used on television. People often refer to gimmicks and characters. The greatest WWE stars are the guys who didn't carry a gimmick and were allowed to be themselves. Prime example, Stone Cold.
Hogan was a hero in the ring, but an overrated asshole in the lockeroom with all the booking power in the world. He turned his back on Vince twice and I wouldn't trust Mr. Spoiler in any promotion.
One thing that seperates Cena from him is his loyalty and respect for what he's doing. Cena would never leave the company for any reason what so ever.
Now, I know alot of visitors on this site grew up in the 80s Era and viewed Hogan as their hero. Yet you are the same people that bash Cena's fans for being kids. 90% of you all were the same little kids running around in your red & yellow pretending to be Hulk Hogan.
I grew up in the Cena era. I was a little kid when he won his first WWE title from JBL and have been a fan since. Now we all hate his character on television but when it comes to Hogan, Cena has his number. Hogan has made wrestling famous but Cena & Cm Punk have done a better job keeping it famous.
First Title Reign:
1. Vince McMahon
2. The Big Show
3. Hulk Hogan (his firt reign since returning to the WWE)
5. Chris Benoit
7. Jeff Hardy
The list above are the people that won their first WWE title against Triple H. I gues McMahon doesn't count. Hulk Hogan is on the list because it was his first World Title since returning to WWE. But the other names are legit. Triple H dropped the title to give these guys their first run and many people don't do that.
People he put over:
1. Chris Benoit (Tapped Out at Wrestlemania XX)
2. John Cena (Tapped Out at Wrestlemania)
3. Randy Orton
5. Jeff Hardy
The names above are the careers he elevated to bigger heights. Randy Orton's name wouldn't be as credible if it wasn't for the battles he had with Triple H. People like Sheamus got his 2nd real push at the expense of Triple H.
Guys the point I'm trying to make is that Triple H & John Cena should be recognized as the pure leaders of this whacky business called the WWE. They show no signs of hogging the spotlight, they just play their part. A true leader is one who goes the extra route to help others along the way and thats what Triple H & John Cena do. Wade Barrett got his major push at the expense of Cena as well.
When I think of the greatest of all time, I always think of Triple H. You see people like Hogan wanted the spotlight his whole career and even acts that way to this day.
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