After approximately 9 minutes and an FU later JBL’s historic reign as the WWE Champion came to an end! Yes, we are at wrestlemania 21. The crowd goes crazy as newly crowned WWE champion John Cena goes wild and joins the “chaingang” for the celebrations.
July 2005- Y2J’s highlight reel is ready. Eric Bischoff said earlier in the night that last night he made his first draft pick, and the superstar is the “biggest acquisition in the history of RAW.” Everyone, including Y2J, is clueless. Who could it be? “My Time is Now” hits and everyone goes crazy. Out comes the reigning WWE champion John Cena! The Champ is here!
From being a young and upcoming superstar in 2002- who nearly defeated Kurt Angle on his debut with his “Ruthless Aggression” to becoming a WWE champion John Cena indeed had come a long way. Little did anybody knew that this heroic journey would soon become a nightmare.
Bac when he was the "Doctor of Thuganomics" back when the Attitude Adjustment was still FU an the STF was The STFU, back then I was one of the biggest John Cena fans. But now I have become what i never thought I would- A Cena hater. No, I don’t hate Cena because he has a “very limited move set.” Yes, he may not be a sound technician in the ring, but the guy has the ability to put on solid matches night after night. He made a beliver out of me after his Last Man Standing Match with Umaga(RIP) at The Roya Rumble 2007. His matches with HHH, HBK, Orton, Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, Chris Benoit and with almost anyone he has step foot in the ring with, have been thoroughly entertaining, at least to me.
So where exactly is the problem? As much as it pains to admit, John Cena has become everything that he shouldn’t have. It is a very sad fact that he is portrayed as Super Human. That aspect of his character makes him very limited in the ring as well as on the mic, although the guy has more than decent mic skills. For the same reason, he seldom puts anyone over. That is a problem especially with the new talent (read Miz, Punk, Rhodes, Debiase, Morrison) and he rightly receives a lot of slack for that.
Even when he loses, he is made to look like a victim or the opponent is dubbed lucky. That is not how business is conducted.
7 years is an awfully long time for someone play a face. A heel turn for Cena could do wonders for the company and for Cena himself. His matches are still entertaining, the only problem is that in most of the matches he is involved in, he his almost certain to win.
Many believe that his character has been made to look so goody-goody in the recent years that a heel turn would be difficult to implement and would be difficult to justify as he’ll have to lose a lot of matches and employ underhanded tactics, which we usually don’t associate with John Cena. Remember a guy named The Rock? He turned heel upon his return to WWE prior to Wrestlemania 19. What about Stone Cold Steve Austin and his heel turn at wrestlemania 18? And look what wonders it’s doing for Batista!
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying compare Rock, Austin or anybody else for that matter with Cena. I’m just saying that the guy has lot to offer. It’s the character that he portrays that is the source of all troubles.
Have him turn heel. I promise he would make you hate him even more, and for all the right reasons. Sadly though, I can’t see that happening anytime soon.
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