Tonight, John Laurinaitis introduced Brock Lesnar as “the new face of the WWE.” Will Brock Lesnar replace John Cena as the top man or is this just another façade?
It is interesting to me that the current “face” of the company is starting to look like a regular man and no longer the entity we have dubbed “Super Cena.” John Cena just lost to The Rock a week ago, and now is getting destroyed on a weekly basis by Brock Lesnar.
Is Cena getting phased out of the top spot?
It would be foolish for anyone to suggest that John Cena will not be one of the top guys as long as he is still with the company. However, Cena has not shared the spotlight much in terms of star power over the last few years. The WWE seems determined to have more than one guy on top recently.
I have mentioned before that one of my favorite periods in the WWE was early 1997. Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, Steve Austin and Psycho Sid were all fighting to be the WWE Champion over the course of a few months. At the time, those five men shared the spotlight and made the WWE a very unpredictable environment.
Is it possible that the WWE is beginning to realize that the product has grown stale? By having multiple superstars vie for top-billing, the landscape of the WWE would once again become unpredictable and exciting.
Brock Lesnar is a huge name right now, especially coming off the UFC circuit. His name can help draw interest and it only makes sense to have him make an impact immediately. Is it that hard to believe that he could knock Cena out as the top guy of the company?
In the end it is up to WWE executives. Do they want to cater to the older or younger demographic?
Do not mistake me for saying that “John Cena is done” or “John Cena is worthless.” He will always be a top draw, a great ambassador of the WWE and one of most popular names on the roster. All I am saying is that if the WWE wants to cater more to older fans, then John Cena will no longer be “Super Cena.”
Instead we may be seeing the “War Machine” era beginning.