Wrestlemania XXVII: In the War of Words, I'm Siding With John Cena

Josh McCainSenior Writer IMarch 9, 2011

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06:  WWE champion and co-grand marshal John Cena (L) and Joey Logano, driver of the #20 Home Depot Toyota, talk in Victory Lane prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2010 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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It wasn't really hard, but I've come to the conclusion that the majority of adult wrestling fans as well as 90 percent of Bleacher Report hates John Cena.

Me, I'd say I mildly dislike his character, and the blame I lay at Vince McMahon's feet.

With that said, I totally get why my two-year-old son loves him. 

First off, the dude is big and cut and looks like a super hero, which is good because that is how the WWE treats him.

Second, he wears a lot of bright colors and if you've ever watched a child's show you'd notice all the characters are very brightly colored.

Lastly his name is just fun to say.  Go ahead say it out loud.  My son, whenever he's showing me his WWE figures and naming them, he always giggles when he says John Cena.

Recently the WWE has given the older fans more ammunition to use against Cena with the return of The Rock.

The Rock almost immediately set his sights on basically the man who replaced him as the face of the company.

For several weeks now The Rock and Cena have exchanged words via promos and have bashed each other and by my count, The Rock is winning.

However, Cena did bring up a good point.

When The Rock came back to Monday Night Raw after a lengthy seven year absence (can't believe it's been that long) he said he'd never leave.

I doubted that and it turns out my suspicions were correct.  Since that night we've only seen the Rock via satellite, once.

This is where Cena has gained some ground in the war of words.  Cena's stated that he's there every week, where's The Rock?

I have no delusions that after Wrestlemania we probably won't see The Rock back in the WWE for a long time, if ever, but Cena brings up a good point that his goal is to be a wrestler and not be a wrestler just to jet off to Hollywood when he gets a chance.

Don't get me wrong, I don't begrudge Dwayne Johnson his success in Hollywood (though I wish he'd make more action movies and less Disney movies) but as a WWE fan I've always felt a bit slighted that he went all-in with Hollywood and left the WWE behind.

When I see guys like Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold, Triple H, Undertaker and a host of other guys who never left (permanently) for outside interests it makes me feel that The Rock only used the WWE for a stepping stone to get to Hollywood.

Cena commented on that very same thing and told his fans that he'd never leave the WWE until he couldn't wrestle anymore.

All things aside I liked hearing that.  It's cool to see WWE Superstars do other things because it gets the brand out there, but after they do all that, I like to see them return to the ring because as a fan I want to know that they're in the WWE because the love it.

Like many of you, I'd rather see Cena versus The Rock at Wrestlemania XXVII than Cena versus the Miz.

In fact, I dare say if that match happened I think I'd be forced to cheer for Cena because after all, he'd be representing the WWE as opposed to Hollywood.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see The Rock return to the WWE, but like the girl who takes back her cheating boyfriend, in the back of my mind I'd be waiting for him to leave again.