The problem with Champy Pants is that too often he ends the show. It's the climax of a show that leaves the lasting feeling for the audience. That's why bands save their best/most popular songs for the end of the set, why actors work harder to make the third act of a play great. If the guy in the main event is going through the motions, yet again, over coming the odds, yet again, punching the mat and not his opponent during the five knuckle shuffle, yet again, it gets boring. When the audience gets bored by your main event they go home feeling like the show wasn't as good.
By mixing things up, making things less predictable and utilising different wrestlers WWE could a) be more entertaining, b) allow superstars to rest and recover (seriously, have you seen Cena's elbow?!), c) allow other talent a chance to shine. That's why he needs time off, that's why Sheamus' injury is a blessing in disguise and why I think Punk and Del Rio need time off too. It's not about changing channel when it's boring, WWE should be doing everything they can to keep as many viewers interested as they can. At the moment they aren't.
When Cena cut his promo on Monday, and failed to understand what "parody" means, he, yet again, tried to position himself as the underdog after saying, "I've stood in for a dozen years...in front of the biggest names this business has to offer...everyone of those matches, Jack, I did it while I was holding this." [raises title] "Please, please think I'm a joke, please think I'm a parody, please think I'm going to waltz into Los Angeles on Sunday, just a shell of a man..." Every damn time, it's the same. "you're good, I'm better, I want you to think I'm shit." and every time he wins it's "I fought, I struggled, I overcame the odds FOR YOU!" Cm Punk said it right, he's a dynasty. But rather than embrace that he insists on this faux man-of-the-people attitude, the guy lives in a mansion with a lift and a walk in closet and a pool with a frickin' water slide! (yes, I'm watching Total Divas) and he makes out that every night he goes out there and puts his body on the line for each and everyone one of the WWE universe, not because he loves the money, not because he enjoys the fame, not because quite frankly he'll never get paid this much doing anything else, but because you believe in him. Because poor little Timmy with cancer will die if he doesn't get a meet and greet with John Cena (how's about paying for some private treatment for Timmy, John?), because the millions and millions of Hulkamaniacs give him the power to overcome those guys who are better in the ring, better on the mic, probably just as able to grant wishes and sell T-shirts but aren't "The Man."
I watched that promo on Monday, and again just now, and it makes me angry. That same symbol of success through mediocrity that we've been seeing since Hogan is still there shitting on the little guy who deserves a lot more respect, a lot more money and much better status. The boys club that is the WWE, that made stars of HHH, Hogan, Cena and Warrior, needs to be broken up. Great wrestlers should be champions not great corporate "yes" men. If Cena took time off it would at least give someone else the chance to reach that brass ring, to take the spotlight for a moment and scream "For Christ's sake we can all do what he does given a chance!" That would make wrestling, as a whole not just WWE, better.