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Wrestlemania 30 And What WWE Could Be Building Toward

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As if it could not already be stated enough, John Cena is this generations Hulk Hogan. Wins most of his matches, sells the most merchandise in the company, and is the "Poster-Boy" of the company.
How Cena and Hogan Came To Be

In January of 1984 at Madison Square Garden, Hulk Hogan knocked off The Iron Sheik to become the then WWF Champion. Afterward, the world was swept into the age of Hulkamania and the Rock N' Wrestling era. Hogan was everything children inspired to be. "Take Your Vitamins, And Say Your Prayers" et cetera.

At Wrestlemania 21 in 2005, John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in an I Quit match and win his first WWE Championship. Soon after, Cena was "drafted" to Monday Night RAW and has been there ever since, as the face of the company. He even had his own catch phrases that kids can be inspired by, such as "I Never Back Down, I Never Quit".

What do these two things have in common? Well, for one, both men thst Hogan and Cena knocked off never held WWE/WWF World Championship gold again. Another thing, both men ushered in eras for the kids (as expected).

The Upstart That Is Passed The Torch
The Ultimate Warrior. He came into the then WWF in 1987, and was instantly loved by the crowd. Although his mic skills weren't always there, his ring attire, entrance, and charisma were second to none and it was something that young kids, males, females could get behind and enjoy.

At Wrestlemania 6, the two biggest faces in the WWF clashed and went head-to-head. If you were alive back then and saw this when it happened, lucky you. Hulk Hogan put his WWF Title on the line, and The Ultimate Warrior put his Intercontinental Title on the line. Here is a link for those who have never seen this match before...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFH3pXmrPPM

For sake of this blog, I will spoil the ending. The Ultimate Warrior knocked off Hulk Hogan at the Grandest Stage Of Them All. Warrior became a duel champion and was on top of the company. Hulk Hogan passed said "torch" over to the Warrior.

Now, before I continue...stop and think to yourself... who is this generations Ultimate Warrior? Does the name Ryback ring a bell? It should. The droves of children love seeing him decimate people in the ring and he is over backstage fro guys like Vince McMahon. He is on his way up the rungs of the WWE. He has a catchphrase that children can get behind, its only three simple words. "Feed Me More!" To some of the IWC he is one dimensional and simply power, although this is not the case. We haven't seen enough from him yet to know for sure.

How does Ryback relate to John Cena?

John Cena has been on top for roughly 7 years now. Some are sick of it, some aren't. Every RAW Cena gets the biggest reception whether it is Cheers or Boos. At Wrestlemania 29, Cena is scheduled to either wrestle The Rock, Brock Lesnar, or The Undertaker (as of the last post I read regarding Cena's WM29 status here on this site. It may change depending on what CM Punk does, injuries and so forth.) If Cena does face one of these three guys, it will be quite the selling point for WWE.

But, look to the future. Ryback has plenty of time between now and Wrestlemania 30 to grow as a superstar and receive more fan support than ever. Wrestlemania 30 could be Cena's torch passing to Ryback. Cena will be almost 37 and definetely would be thinking about winding down his career.

What Do You Think?

Now, I ask you fellow EWN readers, forum writers, and bloggers... What Do You Think on this?

Am I just insane? Overspeculating? Wrong?

Or could I be onto something here?

I'll let you decide. (Also, please give me info on writing a blog and stuff. Let me know what I did right and wrong and what I can change about the blog setup. I will not be writing blogs on a timer, only when I feel they may be necessary).

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  1. The_Enigma198's Avatar
    Decent blog. I can see Ryback as a big name, but not for a long while. Maybe WM 30-31. I will correct on thing tho. Cena didn't beat JBL @ wrestlemania in an I quit match, It was just a standard match. I quit was at Judgement Day
  2. rye1981's Avatar
    Nice blog, must say that i think Ziggler will be future star and more than lightly main event WM 30. Whether its a "passing of the torch" who knows but Ziggler will be new Shawn Michaels.
  3. bearkg88's Avatar
    Thank you. When i read the title of the blog, i feared you were going to give us a WM 30 card prediction. Lol. I think you might be right. It all depends on the next year and a half, if Ryback has injuries, if he continues to stay over. It all depends, but..it is a possibility
  4. holycrapoly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bearkg88
    Thank you. When i read the title of the blog, i feared you were going to give us a WM 30 card prediction. Lol. I think you might be right. It all depends on the next year and a half, if Ryback has injuries, if he continues to stay over. It all depends, but..it is a possibility
    Thank you for not assuming what y blog was about and skipping over it. I'm glad you didn't take the "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover" cliche.

    It's also true with Ryback's injury status. He was gone for over a year with the Ankle Injury so who knows how well his body rehabs from any sort of injury that he may receive.
  5. DavidCharlie's Avatar
    Nice theory. It does have the ability to work but I'm not so sure the future lies with Ryback. I get a feeling that he might be a good transitional champion to get Ziggler the belt in the future. I'm not sure that Ryback vs Cena could be a good match either, two very similar styles and it might require Cena to refer back to his first match where he used all his technical ability within one match.
  6. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Ryback vs Big Show WM 29!
  7. RoadWarrior's Avatar
    Good blog. I do think Ryback will be a huge star if he can stay healthy and continue to improve in the ring. If Sheamus hadn't already feuded with Cena and came in as a heel, I'd rather see Cena vs. Sheamus face vs face feud, only cause his in ring skills and promos seem more defined. Hopefully Ryback will continue to improve and stay around for a while. Ass kicking characters are always good, but once they're over they get turned into softies.
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