Pro Wrestling

Role Reversal for Cena and Bryan

ST. PETERSBURG - JULY 27:  Actor John Cena takes in the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on July 27, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Subhadeep BoseContributor IAugust 27, 2010

Daniel Bryan should have got the same treatment as that of John Cena this last Saturday at Summerslam. He should have been the last man fighting for WWE. I remember Survivor Series 2003 in this context. It was Team Angle v/s Team Lesnar. Team Angle consisted of Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, John Cena(with his rapper gimmick), Hardcore Holly, and Bradshaw(he was a part of APA then). Team Lesnar on the other hand consisted of massive chunk of weight gathered at one squared circle. Here goes the list for Team Lesnar:  Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones and A-Train.

So as many believed Team Angle didn’t stand a chance against Team Lesnar. But the say was destined for the underdogs. Hardcore Holly eliminated himself first attacking Lesnar even before the match started and got himself eliminated. So it was an advantage for Team Lesnar making things pretty rough for Team Angle. But history was yet to be written. It was the day WWE found their new poster boy John Cena who turned face in his rapper gimmick just days before this match. The hype was already there. It was Benoit and Cena for Team Angle whereas their roadblock came in the form of Lesnar and Big Show. Who in this world would give Team Angle a chance at that moment? Quite the situation we had last Sunday at Summerslam. John Cena and Daniel Bryan against Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett.

WWE did something unimaginable. Lesnar tapped out to Cripplers Crossface. John Cena was born then. The limelight was upon Cena, a relative newcomer though we had the likes Angle, Benoit and Lesnar in that match. He delivered a FU to Big Show. It came as a shock to the entire IWC. He became the face of WWE.

In 2010, things were pretty similar. Only the WWE is so unimaginative now a day that they don’t trust the newcomers. They could have easily chosen Barrett or Bryan over John Cena to be the most dominative force in the eyes of WWE Universe. But no, they stuck with Cena, the already established face of the company. You should give your youngsters to make that all important statement if you want them to be taken seriously as you did few years back otherwise…..

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