Raw was live in Boston, which is considered to be the hometown of John Cena. Cena had two appearances on Raw compared to the Rock’s four, but it was Cena who was allowed to have the last word.
The first time we saw Cena was a prerecorded promo of John sitting in an empty arena staring at the WrestleMania sign. Cena went on to play the sympathy card and talk about how this match is “everything” to him. If he loses, it will apparently destroy his legacy.
Really, John? A tad melodramatic if you ask me, but I digress.
Cena’s second appearance was the live segment where he came down and had a verbal confrontation with the Rock. I know even I was a little surprised when I heard Boston’s initial response to Cena coming down.
That was pretty brutal and certainly not the 50-50 split the WWE had hoped for. It is even worse when this is supposed to be the home crowd for Cena.
Once out there, John made a few decent jokes but then he transformed into the "Doctor of Thuganomics" again? I am not sure how to respond when Cena starts to act thuggish because he has only begun to do that recently with the Rock. The 34-year-old wannabe gangster persona does nothing for me.
I thought Cena was at his most effective when he spun the Rock’s insults around and just shrugged them off. Cena can do an excellent job at defending himself, but he fails when it comes to saying something important against the Rock.
Right now, I am disappointed with the product I am getting from both John Cena and the Rock. It is a constant pissing match between these two, and neither of them is saying anything meaningful. Get rid of the insults and start getting serious.
How did you think John Cena did tonight?
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