The personal friendship between John Cena and Vince McMahon should clearly show you just how valuable of an employee the former WWE Heavyweight Champion is.
The Cena Hate
Anyone that has ever read a message board, stepped into a wrestling arena, or even talked with other wrestling fans will know that John Cena isn't the most beloved wrestler in the world. He has his fair share of detractors that belittle him at every opportunity.
It's a shame how far the hate has gotten, especially considering how he works so hard for the company. He also does a lot of charity work that gets overlooked by those who can't get past his television character.
I remember being absolutely disgusted with a few fans who celebrated the fact that John Cena had become injured.
Some are so blinded by the hate that they believe that John Cena will be out of WWE soon.
Well, that's not going to happen. Not only does John Cena make a lot of money for WWE, but he's also a close personal friend of Vince McMahon.
Rock 'n Rolling
Reports surfaced this week that John Cena and Vince McMahon were spotted partying in the front row of an AC/DC concert.
AC/DC is a legendary rock band, and they recently provided WWE with an official theme song for the Survivor Series pay per view. That should explain the invitation.
This is not the first time that these two have been at events together. Over the years, the two have formed quite a close friendship behind the scenes and outside of the arena as well.
It's well known that Vince McMahon does not have a lot of close personal friends in his life. With his obsession with the wrestling business, he doesn't have much time for friends outside of the industry. So, those that work closest with him end up becoming his closest friends.
It happened with Steve Austin. It happened with Triple H. Now, it's happening with John Cena.
When you look at those three names above, you'll realize that they all have something in common. Steve Austin, Triple H, and John Cena have all been the centerpieces of Vince McMahon's company before. They've all brought in quite a bit of money into WWE.
In the corporate world, the CEO is most likely to associate himself with the vice presidents of the company. He's not going to be hanging out with the data entry guy that was sent over from the temp agency or the guy in the mail room. No, he's going to associate with those that are closest to his level.
Like him or not, John Cena has a very high position within the company.
He doesn't have as much power as Triple H. Nor does he have as much power as the Undertaker. However, very few people are going to be on that level. Triple H is married into the family, while the Undertaker commands respect after all of his years of service to WWE. Nonetheless, though, John Cena does hold a lot of power within the company.
It's easy to get power within the company when you're able to sell merchandise, event tickets, and pay per views. While there are others that can do that as well, they're not necessarily like John Cena. He doesn't get in trouble for drugs. Nor does he embarrass himself when placed on national TV and other media covered places.
On a side note, he doesn't have the power to declare himself the world champion. A lot of wrestling fans are under the assumption that John Cena is the lead writer based on how much hate he gets for constantly being put over other wrestlers. No, that job still belongs to Vince McMahon. If anything, blame him.
No matter how much you hate John Cena, you should just realize that he's here to stay. He's got friends in high places, and he's doing all of the right things that the company is asking him to do.