WWE Poster Boy John Cena: Is Superman the Issue or Is It Not Having Doomsday?
Super strength, heat vision, x-ray vision, all senses are enhanced. Seemingly
Top villain and credentials: Doomsday. Killed the man of steel in Superman No. 75.
Super strength, Attitude adjustment, Five knuckle shuffle, top rope fame asser.
Top Villain and credentials: Wade Barrett. Winner of the inaugural season of
NXT, No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship.
Anything wrong with that picture? At first glance it seems like the Man of Steel
and the leader of the Cenation are equals, then you get down to the villain and
that's where everything goes terribly wrong.
Let's examine it for a minute. Doomsday was a newcomer, appearing in Justice
League of America comics and taking out the entire team of Justice Leaguers before
battling and killing Superman a few episodes later.
Wade Barrett is leader of The Nexus; A group that debuted by destroying Cena and
leaving him beaten in the middle of the ring.
Then later at Summerslam "Cena's Army" Promptly beat the Nexus in an elimination match that concluded when John Cena took a harsh DDT on concrete then recovered seconds later to make Wade Barrett tap out to the STF.
I guess what I'm trying to say is: Everybody compares John Cena to the man of steel, but if John Cena is Superman, where's Doomsday?
Superman's best selling comic isn't him defeating Lex Luthor for the millionth
time (kind of like Cena beating Orton), but it's when Doomsday killed him.
A newcomer from nowhere came in, took out a team of superheroes, and then took
down the ultimate superhero. People everywhere had to buy it and read about it.
The hero everybody knew and loved went down. This unbeatable force was beaten,
and the rest of the world had to watch the chips fall.
So while I'm not saying Cena should die, he should be defeated. Taken out by an
equal villain. Somebody who can come in and take out top babyfaces leading to
him also defeating Cena cleanly and dominantly.
I personally don't see anything wrong with Cena being booked as he has been.
It's just that he has nobody to feud with because he's run through everybody.
And by everybody I'm including Barrett because as we've seen time after time,
unless there's some kind of interference, Wade is gonna tap out. Not really the
makings of a monster heel.
So I guess it's pretty easy to point to Cena and say that his Superman act is everything that's wrong in the WWE, but build up a monster heel that can take him down, or even a Joker to Cena's Batman who can out-clever him, and there you have compelling TV.
Let's give Cena his Doomsday.
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