Before I start on this article, I would like to say that the founder or creator of this site is a genius. Thank you so much, because I've been ready to talk real professional wrestling with some people who may not understand what these stars in WWE & TNA (Only two promotions I know about) really are about. This is Simple JT coming at you on real talk mode.
Now as you can see by the headline, I have made a bold statement for an JT chronicle. Not many people will agree with me on these statement. But this not a statement that I'm telling you, this is a fact. And not a fact by me, but because history says that John Cena and Dave Batista are the most dominant men in professional wrestling, including TNA.
Some people may think when I say dominant, some may see it as the best. I actually do see it as these two being the best in the business. Not even talking about because they draw viewers, but because they get the job done. And if you look at professional wrestling (WWE/F WCW TNA ECW) there have been wrestlers who have won many big matches while also having long and many title reigns as the world heavyweight champion of their promotion. mid 80s to mid 90s, we have Ric Flair, Paul Orndoff, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Road Warriors, Steiner Brothers, Dudley Boyz, Rob Van Dam, Tazz, Raven, Shawn Michaels, Sid Vicious, Ron Simmons, Yokozuna, Ricky Steamboat, Diamond Dallas Page, Mr. Perfect, and The Undertaker. Now I mention all those specific wrestlers because these were the biggest names that pave professional wrestling in their respective brands; wherever they were wrestling at that time. They brought in most of the money and put on classic matches that everyone talk about till this day. But if you look back in history of all these wrestling promotions, there weren't any two wrestlers who have dominant in terms of wins and big matches as much as Batista and John Cena.
Now I know we have Stone Cold and The Rock with the attitude era in WWF. They draw so much that Vince McMahon will welcome them two back anytime they wanted to. They wouldn't have to let him know. They can just show up and change up the whole show with some type of improv that wasn't in the script. But put those two men in the same ring against Cena & Batista, that would be one hell of a 2 out of 3 falls match. As much as I admire and love Stone Cold and The Rock, they wouldn't beat Cena & Batista in a 2 out of 3 falls. Not saying that they weren't capable of beating them, but I'm saying they wouldn't win. All four of these stars have won numerous world titles. Stone Cold and The Rock made an Attitude Era along with The Undertaker and DX one of the most dominant eras in wrestling history. But if you put Cena and Batista in that Attitude Era, there would have been a different era of Attitude. And to sum this up, Stone Cold and The Rock in their prime vs. Batista and Cena in their prime, only God knows how big that match would be. And you know when I knew these two were the most dominant men in professional wrestling today was at Summerslam, which I saw last Sunday. Many people doubted their match and how it would be but it lived up to its expectations. And whenever there are two big stars in any promotion, that match is going to be huge, and in order for it to be as huge as the hype, it has to live up to its hype. Thats how you determine where the stars really are born. Just think Hogan vs. Rock. Icons that knew how much was in their match, delivered a well-hyped match. This John Cena vs. Batista match at Summerslam, just put them both over just as much as the Hell in a Cell match really help put Edge over, more than he can ever know, as well as The Undertaker.
John Cena has been the man of the WWE for some years now. He has been filled with emotion as he been through some wars with a lot of the top stars in WWE. Jericho/HHH/HBK/Angle/Benoit/Edge/Undertaker/Booker T/RVD/Big Show/ the list can keep going with the big stars that Cena has faced. And when you think about it, Cena has beaten all of these wrestlers during his run with the WWE. He almost beat Brock Lesnar at No Mercy in 2003, when he wasn't even a year into the WWE. And that match was for the WWE Title, which Brock held after Wrestlemania 20 beating Kurt Angle. Cena went through a tournament where he beat Rikishi, The Undertaker, and Chris Benoit. And Cena has gotten better every year, besides this year of 2008, which has been his worse year as a professional wrestler. Still, as he struggles to get back to what he was before that bicep injury, he is still giving big matches and delivering. He hasn't won but only two PPV's this whole year, which was the Royal Rumble when he won the Royal Rumble, and Judgment Day when he beat JBL. I guess you can count the DQ win vs. Orton at No Way Out. But this is John Cena's slump year. I tell you one thing though, for someone has only wrestled for six years, he has held the WWE Title for 24 out of 26 months. I'm not sure if that was correct. But I do know he has held the belt for at least two years during his title reign. And he has only lost it twice, which was to Edge and RVD. But he regain the title right back. Then, he didn't even lose the title that HHH is wearing right now on Smackdown. He had to get injured to lose it. So in all realness, the WWE Title was in default for awhile. Now its on Smackdown, its past news. Only few champions in wrestling history that has held title as long as Cena has. Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, don't know too much ECW heavyweight title history, but those were two dominant champions throughout wrestling history. Those were two of very few who have held the World Heavweight Title for two years plus, with only losing it for a very short time, two months at the most. And how many of these two year champions were face? HBK had a long reign during his three WWE World Champion during 1995-97. So Cena is in a very high class of wrestlers right there. How can I forget HHH's long reigns from 2003-2005, who he only lost it in that time to Benoit/HBK/Batista. So Cena has as much credibility as any wrestler in professional history. He can go toe to toe with anybody right now and once he gets back to his prime, he will be more dominant than ever and he will regain that championship sometime soon too. Whether people like it or not, John Cena will be around for a long time.
Batista has had a same career path as John Cena. Beat HHH, the "King of Kings" at Wrestlemania. Then, he beat HHH two more PPVs after WM, including a Hell in a Cell. So HHH really put his Evolution member over huge. Wish I can say the same about his other buddy Randy Orton. But this is Batista time. Now I'm not a huge Batista fan...actually, as I write this chronicle, I've come to realize that I really like Batista. Probably because he's from DC and I lived in that area my whole life (Montgomery County to be exact). But like him or not, he has dominated the WWE and everyone who has came in his path, besides Edge and The Undertaker. But he has had his wars and he has came out on top in many of his battles. His three time title reign is not as long as Cena was, but it was very successful. And Batista isn't the most technical wrestler you've seen, but he does what all people want to do in life...become victorious in whatever quest you wish to fulfill. Batista really showed me something at Summerslam as well as Cena. They showed that even though they are in a different era of professional wrestling, especially since this is the first two big stars that were made out of the WWE draft that started in 2002, that they can make a serious impact on history of professional wrestling. Batista and Cena debuted during the first few months of the draft.
Now what tag team do John Cena & Batista remind you of? Who was as more dominant as these two were as a tag team? The Road Warriors aka Legion of Doom. They ran through tag teams like it was nothing. They just couldn't beat Lex Luger & Sting. **Great rivalry moment** Do you know how dominant Cena & Batista can be if they were just to team up and take out everyone in their path. There isn't anyone right now who can actually stop them from taking over. I bet you Kurt Angle and Booker T couldn't take these two down. Maybe Kurt in his prime but even then he would be battling much better versions of Brock Lesnar. Edge & Christian Cage are the two guys I can see beaten these two if they were to fight today. I would pay money to see these two fight. Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair wouldn't have been able to beat these two. Unless somehow someway, Hogan hulks up while he's in the STFU and he just taken a Batista Bomb to the mat. **sarcasm moment** Seriously though, I'm not asking you to agree with me. I just spent two hours or so on this article. In the midst of a lot of brain work trying to remember the history of professional wrestling, while texting this chick who is so fucking sexy, and watching the USA Volleyball team go into sudden death with Russia which we won, this article is probably something I'll look back on and say that I really do appreciate these guys who pretty much made the WWE era what it is today. John Cena and Dave Batista are the best to ever grace the WWE ring. Remind you all, WWE was formed in 2002. So technically, these two are the start to a new product. The WWE product. I would absolutely love to see both Cena and Batista turn heel and just trash everyone in WWE. They just takeover WWE and make claims that things are their way. Everyone already hates Cena anyway. Now he can give everyone a reason to hate him. I know Cena has a lot of emotion built up from all these times the crowds have been hating on him and booing him. He's ready to turn heel. I tell you one thing, once he turns heel all hell is going to break loose, especially if you get an angry heel Batista. They can really revolutionized all of professional wrestling. People say they can't wrestle but can you beat them?
I tell you one thing, Vince McMahon had done a hell of a job of building these two men into the stars they are today. Everyone should be appreciating these two men in John Cena and Dave Batista. They have carry these first six years of the WWE. And they still have many MANY years left in them to make a huge statement in the world of professional wrestling. Oh yeah, my boy psycho Edge can kick both John Cena & Batista's ass. He just went through hell and he's ready to take anybody down to hell with him.