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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 Charismatic Enigma's Avatar
    Cena will pass the torch after the milestone Wrestlemania 30 event probs 31 or 32 mania
  2. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Wrestlemania 30? Are you serious?
  3. holycrapoly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    Wrestlemania 30? Are you serious?
    That is what the blog is about. Yes. As I said Cena will be getting to his upper 30s.

    Why do you think I am wrong?
  4. Michael Cobb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by holycrapoly
    I have to ask why you think his catch phrase is horrible. It's a simple few words that can be marketed by the WWE and also something kids can easily say without fail, similar to Cena's "You Can't See Me" line.
    I don't disagree that it's marketable. I just think it's a horrible catch phrase. There have been plenty of marketable ones, doesn't mean I have to think they are good. "Who's Next?" was marketable, but I didnt like it. Not to mention that he wrestled a lot of those guys multiple times, so it became pointless.

    Honestly though, I've never been a big catch phrase guy.
  5. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by holycrapoly
    That is what the blog is about. Yes. As I said Cena will be getting to his upper 30s.

    Why do you think I am wrong?
    I don't remember saying you're wrong...but okay. I just think that WM 30 is a little far off...maybe you should let a guy like Ryback pan out first, before considering him the next Ultimate Warrior.
  6. holycrapoly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    I don't remember saying you're wrong...but okay. I just think that WM 30 is a little far off...maybe you should let a guy like Ryback pan out first, before considering him the next Ultimate Warrior.
    You never did say I was wrong, though the way you had the first message typed it appeared as though you were shocked at my stupidity.

    I do agree with you that we should let him pan out first, but he has been in the WWE as Ryback for a number of months now. Obviously nobody is going to be the next Ultimate Warrior, but he has qualities of the Warrior, just like he also has qualities of Goldberg (as heard by the fans at points).

    I was more referencing the passing of the torch being Hogan Warrior in 1990 and then (if my thoughts are indeed correct) it would be Cena Ryback 2014.
  7. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Personally, I believe that Rock/Cena 2 will happen at WM 29 for the WWE title while Cena faces Taker at WM 30.
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