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WWE's Use of John Cena and Zack Ryder

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As I mentioned in my previous thread it is my belief WWE's trying to keep Cena a face by associating him with Ryder (the internet champion) and while I was given alot of justifications on how that wouldn't make sense cause it would make Piper's segment with Cena irrelevant I still believe it's what's going on. It's no secret that WWE creative keeps changing scripts last minute and changes ideas all the time sometimes going as far as to leave things in the air all together (see Brodus Clay's return and Misterious GM); this goes toward my point that WWE may not have known what they wanted out of the Piper's Pit segment or simply changed their minds because Vince wants to keep Cena a face no matter what. I think by now we can all agree on the fact that WWE's not trying to please us and simply wants to make money any way possible (see Twitter plugs and reason why Kane returned masked) so knowing what we know is it really that far of a stretch that Vince wants to force the fans to like Cena any way possible?

The name Zack Ryder seems to roll off Cena's tongue alot lately and while I get that Cena may be a fan of Ryder's and be all for Ryder getting a push we all know that WWE storyline don't work around how people are in real life most of the time and I see no reason to believe this angle is simply art imitating life. Rather I see this as Vince telling us that we should cheer for Cena cause he cheers for the guy we like. An example of this is the fact that WWE booked Cena against Ryder not long ago with the stipulation that only the winner would get his title shot. I can understand that Ryder isn't ready to go over Cena yet, but to me the only purpose of that match was so Cena could sacrifice his own shot for Ryder's and thus gain the the crowd's support. I mean why couldn't they just have Ryder get a win over someone else to gain his title shot? It was all about Cena even if it looked otherwise and to make it worse it made Ryder look weak like he can't earn his own title shot but luckily there was a super hero to give him the one he earned.

Another example, which I hated, was Cena's interference in the Mark Henry vs Ryder match. It was yet another moment when WWE made Ryder look weak by showing him unable to win without Cena's help. What bothers me most is how the crowd ate it up without a second thought. Last I checked when someone won due to outside interference they'd get booed and be considered heels, but no we love them so we can look the other way or think it's different than had the Miz helped R-Truth win a match by attacking Ryder for example.

WWE needs to stop forcing Cena down our throats and allow Ryder to shine on his own because he sure as hell doesn't need Cena to shine and if anything Ryder's one of the few links to Cena's face status remaining. I just hope for Ryder's sake that he's allowed to win the title on his own because if Cena helps him win it then it will only hurt Zack's credibility and make him look like he needs Cena to win or retain the belt. As for Cena I have no problem with seeing Kane destroy him a few more weeks just to keep him away from Ryder, but in all honesty WWE just needs to stop trying to force us to like him because it's not working, it's not gonna work and it's just sad at this point.

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Updated 12-14-2011 at 05:16 PM by Frank

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  1. Irish Nature boy's Avatar
    Good blog gg, its true that WWE are having Cena ride the coat tails of Ryders success (who would have thought it in 2010?) In a dream world Cena would betray Zack but as you said this is the last thing they will do.
  2. silentq's Avatar
    I really get mad at people ragging on Cena all the time because I think he is a hard working, talented individual, but you are right my friend. It is really annoying that they are trying to force people to like him. I was thinking the same thing when the whole Ryder stuff was going on. Most people (excluding people that haven't hit puberty or that have vaginas) aren't going to like Cena no matter what he does. WWE just needs to accept that fact.

    Side note: Did anybody notice on Tribute to the Troops that Cena said "This is my favorite show of the year." Most likely because it's the only show of the year he doesn't get booed at.
  3. Glamour Girl's Avatar
    I don't agree that they aren't gonna like him no matter what he does. The problem is he's completely stale and the Superman thing can only go so far. I think people might like him if he went heel.
  4. SilverGhost's Avatar
    My thoughts on the whole Cena/Ryder thing is that WWE is pushing a new star with Ryder. Cena is a catalyst with that push. Basically what Cena says or touch is gold and he knows that Ryder did a lot to make himself relevant through internet means so it is no surprise that he would be somewhat involved for Ryder's push. This is good for Ryder and he will get his chance alone but for now its enjoyable.

    However I think that the WWE is making Cena do these things just to get some crowd cheers. We can see through this but hey....our opinions wouldn't change their actions. Though this sort of thing is rather interesting so all we can do is watch and see.
  5. scribbler_jones's Avatar
    Very observant... it grinds my gears that WWE has to use Ryder to promote Cena. Although it's surprising that, even when Cena came in to make sure Ryder won that match, people really bought it. I wasn't impressed - it would have impressed me if Ryder pulled an unbelievable comeback to win on his own. But it's WWE... what can we do?
  6. Glamour Girl's Avatar
    Watch TNA :-X... oh wait... yea watch TNA lol.
  7. SilverGhost's Avatar
    Nah....I'll watch NOAH xD
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