John Cena Haters Need to Make Up Their Minds

Justin LaBarFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2012

When are the Cena critics going to make up their minds?

“Super Cena” was a term coined for John Cena's ability to overcome ridiculous amounts of offense and numbers of opponents. At times, I agreed with this label because I value logic. At other times, I didn't agree with this label because some wrestling fans know they hate something before it happens.

John Cena is now involved in a feud with Brock Lesnar. The two are set to have a match at WWE Extreme Rules. I have said from the moment they begun this feud that Brock Lesnar has to come out of it looking strong, not even able to engage in a full match in order to protect what WWE has with his image right now.

I've been overwhelmed with people who are saying this is going to hurt Cena, especially after he just lost at WrestleMania 28 to The Rock.


John Cena can have a match with a trash can and lose the match. He is still John Cena. I don't get it. Seven years of “Super Cena,” and then if he loses two main event matches in a row his value disappears—seriously?

When Cena starts losing the third match of the night against a mid-card performer, then we will talk about decreasing value. Heck, if Cena starts winning the third match in the night against a mid-carder, we'll talk.

It takes two to tango. This doesn't just apply in this situation, but in the long term as well. You put someone else over, help build a roster of people around you to continue to work with and make money with in the future.

What good does it do Cena to beat Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules? Then what? How does anybody benefit long term out of Cena winning against Lesnar?

The answer is they don't. If he can beat the big bad bully in the first go-around, you wouldn't pay to see it again.

Cena will get his day to go over eventually, but this is a movie, not a commercial. This has a story that needs to build, develop and then culminate in a great ending.

Extreme Rules is simply one scene in the movie, one chapter in the book.

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