WWE Star John Cena's Divorce: Should It Be Off-Limits or Fodder for Storylines?

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterMay 11, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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As reported by theInquisitr.com, John Cena filed for divorce from his wife, Liz Huberdeau.

This is the real life John Cena, not the superhuman, heel-fighting, hero of children we see on TV.

Should this part of his life be kept out of WWE storylines or is this perfect material for one of his feuds?

WWE has often blurred the lines between reality and entertainment, works and kayfabe. 

Scott Hall's real-life drinking problems were used as story material.  WWE went the same direction with Road Animal Hawk, culling his drug issues for drama. 

These are cases of sensitivity being drowned out by the roaring sound of greed. They're also more serious issues than Cena's divorce, but it's his own private mess.

WWE, never being a bastion of morality, should let their wrestlers suffer their personal pain without letting it become part of the script.

Liz Huberdeau isn't a WWE employee.  She shouldn't be part of the show. 

Should the creative team decide to bring in Cena's personal life into his feud with John Laurinaitis or with his next opponent, the story would write itself. 

Cena's foe could play mind games with him in the way that Chris Jericho did with CM Punk during their rivalry. 

It would be easy to use Cena's divorce to further his character or incite bad blood with someone, but it'd also be cheap.

Thanks in large part to the Internet, today's fans know full well what is storyline and what is real. 

A kayfabe divorce angle wouldn't be a problem for most fans.  

Were it to be derived from real life, a number of fans would squirm in discomfort.  It wouldn't be anything compared to the Katie Vick incident; it would just be classless.