John Cena Will Enhance His Legacy at WrestleMania 30

Sharon GlencrossContributor IApril 5, 2014

At WrestleMania XXX, look for John Cena to enhance his legacy and churn out a blistering performance against Bray Wyatt.

OK, so going in, Wyatt vs. Cena isn’t that highly anticipated.

Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H—with the winner going on to compete for the World title—has gotten the majority of press and attention.

Even factoring in its flat and uninspiring buildup, Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar also comes off as more of a high-profile match.

This is certainly not the most important WrestleMania bout Cena has been involved with—or even anything close to it.

But come Sunday, expect Cena and Wyatt to surpass expectations and deliver one of the best matches on the card.

For one thing, they’ll be given more than enough time. This is Cena we’re talking about, after all. Even if he’s not in the main event, he’s still a priority and always will be.

Of course, critics could argue that Cena hasn’t been the same as a wrestler since he returned early from his torn triceps injury last year.

This is a perfectly valid point.

The star really isn’t as good as he once was. In hindsight, he should have taken more time off than he did; rushing back did him no favors whatsoever.

But while Cena’s best days as an in-ring competitor may be behind him, it doesn’t mean he can’t still go in the ring when he has to. And he’ll be even more motivated for a massive pay-per-view like WrestleMania XXX.

Another thing working in the bout’s favor is that Wyatt is on a roll as a wrestler. OK, so he’s no Daniel Bryan (who is?), but the guy knows what he’s doing in the ring. Just check out some of those splendid Wyatt Family-Shield matches.

That the accompanying storyline to the Wyatt-Cena feud has been good also helps. WWE has mercifully avoided doing anything too cartoonish or over the top, so the storyline has avoided becoming ridiculous, like those various Kane angles over the years.

Essentially, fans have been given the story of a ruthless, crazy heel and his crazy cult attempting to mess with the good guy’s head.

It's simple, but it works, and it has made Cena into a more sympathetic and well-rounded character than he’s been in months. It will be interesting to see how it progresses past the pay-per-view if the feud continues. (Ideally, Wyatt will garner the victory over his foe, ensuring issues between them remain far from settled.)

The physically ailing Cena may not have that many good matches left in him, but look for him to deliver a strong performance on Sunday. You would expect no better from the face of the company, after all.

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