Despite being the face of the WWE, John Cena is one of the most hated professional wrestlers in history. No matter who you talk to, every single member of the WWE Universe has something they want to say about the WWE champion.
It’s pretty clear cut when you’re talking about John Cena, you either enjoy watching him do his thing on WWE TV or you hate the guy with a passion. It’s difficult to find fans that will respect and listen to both sides of the John Cena argument without yelling out profanities.
As the title suggests, this slideshow will present five ridiculous reasons as to why WWE fans hate John Cena. Of course, Cena isn’t perfect and should be criticized appropriately for a number of unpopular characteristics, but the reasons listed in this piece are outrageous and completely unnecessary.
Here are five ridiculous reasons why wrestling fans hate John Cena.
For some strange reason, a lot of people like to give John Cena and his fans a hard time about the color of his shirts. Ridiculous, I know.
Cena coming out with a new shirt every other month was just something people accepted, until Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came back to the WWE and feuded with the Cenation leader.
Rock just showed up, told the WWE Universe that he thought all of John Cena's shirts looked like a big bowl of Fruity Pebbles, and then left. Once Rock gave that promo, it seemed like Cena's shirts started to bother a lot more people.
The reason why John Cena has so many colored shirts is because people are buying them! He is the WWE's most popular Superstar and is their top cash cow, so he needs to keep coming out with new shirts as often as possible.
More shirts equal more money. It's quite simple.
Ah yes, John Cena is often criticized for always using the same "five moves of doom", but come on guys and gals, is Cena the only Superstar who uses the same moves in virtually every match?
Check out the following:
John Cena: 1) Shoulder Block 2) Shoulder Block 3) Side Slam 4) Five Knuckle Shuffle 5) Attitude Adjustment.
Randy Orton: 1) Clothesline 2) Clothesline 3) Powerslam 4) DDT 5) RKO.
Bret Hart: 1) Bulldog 2) Russian Leg Sweep 3) Atomic Drop 4) Elbow Drop 5) Sharpshooter
Now you could say that Randy Orton uses a Back Breaker and has now added an impressive T-Bone Suplex, but if you can see that Orton has more than five moves, you have to notice the fact that Cena has more than five moves. Bret Hart is the same way. He would sometimes add a Snap Suplex and a Back Breaker as well.
Aside from the five moves of doom, Cena also uses a Fisherman's Suplex, a top-rope Leg Drop, Drop Kick, Cross Body, Belly to Belly Suplex, Bulldog, Throwback and the STF.
Every single wrestler on the WWE roster is limited to the amount of moves they can use in a match. A lot of Superstars have their own four or five moves of doom, so there is no need to single out John Cena.
John Cena has been highly criticized for hogging the main event spotlight, but that's only because the majority of wrestling fans want to see him compete in that spot. Cena is the top guy in WWE, even when he doesn't have the WWE or World Heavyweight Title around his waist. That’s just a cold hard fact.
During CM Punk's historic 434 day WWE Title reign in 2012, he only main evented three PPVs while John Cena main evented nine. That may be unfair to Punk, but even he knows that John Cena is the most recognizable professional wrestler on the planet today, aside from maybe The Rock and Hulk Hogan.
With that being said, if I was CM Punk, I'd be extremely pissed off and would feel cheated. But when it comes to Vince McMahon's WWE, Cena is the top draw, not CM Punk. That is the reason why Cena main evented six more PPVs than the Second City Saint back in 2012.
Once again, it all comes down to money and no other full-time wrestler draws more cash than the current WWE champion. Want proof? Check out the WrestleMania 28 and 29 buy rates. And no, people didn't buy both WrestleMania's just to see The Rock, they bought them to see The Rock beat up John Cena. There is a difference.
There is nothing more ridiculous than fans saying that the face of the WWE, the top guy in a professional wrestling company can't wrestle. That may have been true back in the Hulk Hogan days when things were a little less fast-paced, but John Cena is no Hulk Hogan.
The only similarity between John Cena and Hulk Hogan is that they have superhero-like powers. That's it.
For more proof, here is a list of John Cena's top rated singles matches:
John Cena vs. Kurt Angle at No Mercy 2003: ****1/4
John Cena vs. JBL at Judgment Day 2005: ****1/4
John Cena vs. Edge at Unforgiven 2006: ****1/4
John Cena vs. Shaw Michaels at Raw 4/23/2007: ****1/4
John Cena vs. Randy Orton at Bragging Rights 2009: ****1/4
John Cena vs. Batista at Extreme Rules 2010: ****1/4
John Cena vs. Edge at Backlash 2009: ****1/2
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules 2012: ****1/2
John Cena vs. CM Punk at Raw 2/25/2013: ****1/2
John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011:*****
Cena has also earned a number of four star rated matches as well.
Regardless of whom John Cena was working with and where those matches took place, try your best to make the argument that he was carried through every single one of them, let alone a match that was rated five stars.
Dave Meltzer, the guy who gives out these match star ratings and is one of WWE's biggest critics, has only given out five, five-star rated matches in WWE history and one of them has gone to John Cena.
According to Meltzer's ratings, an average match is scored around a 2.5. If that's the case, Cena has competed in countless above average matches.
John Cena is a good wrestler. He may not put forth five-star rated matches every single night, but the guy has wrestled over 1,500 matches. Not all of them are going to be instant classics.
Back in November 2012, WrestlingInc.com reported the following:
We noted a few weeks back that a top WWE Superstar lashed out at Vince McMahon backstage, pointing out that WWE's product was in trouble, the ratings were bad and Vince himself may be out of touch. Word now is that John Cena was the one to speak out.
These statements provide some proof that John Cena doesn't "call all the shots" in WWE. I'm pretty sure the two guys pictured above (Vince McMahon and Triple H) have the most control and power when it comes to what goes on in the promotion.
Another recent example that proves that John Cena doesn't call all the shots in WWE came after his epic Monday Night Raw match against CM Punk earlier this year.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Vince McMahon was furious after CM Punk gave a Pile Driver to John Cena. As most of you know, the Pile Driver is an extremely dangerous wrestling maneuver that was banned by the WWE a few years ago.
Of course, John Cena is the face of the WWE and probably has the right to give suggestions to higher officials, but it's foolish to say that he calls all the shots in the WWE.
There you have it, five ridiculous reasons why WWE fans hate John Cena.
For those of you that still do not have a crystal clear perception of our WWE champion, perhaps hearing the other side of the argument, "John Cena: 5 Respectable Reasons Why People Hate the WWE Champion", will help persuade you into becoming a John Cena fan or a bona fide John Cena hater.
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