Zack Ryder has done a nice job getting fan support by using the Internet. The audience was firmly behind the self proclaimed “Internet Champion” tonight on Raw. The fans’ voices are being heard by the WWE front office to deliver us more Ryder.
That said, is John Cena using Zack Ryder’s popularity to stay on top?
It bothers me that Cena is jumping on Ryder’s momentum in an effort to make himself look good. Did Kevin Nash teach you that secret, John?
Zack Ryder should be involved in creating a more consistent rivalry with Dolph Ziggler, not swaying the fans to cheer harder for John Cena. These are the moves that make me wonder why the WWE is so hell-bent on pushing John Cena down our throats.
The worst part is that I respect Cena for his contributions. I just do not see why the WWE will not allow him to take a backseat to anyone or anything else.
Jerry Lawler can continue to proclaim John Cena as the “most controversial superstar ever,” but the fact is when you have half of the fans booing you, that just means you are not endorsed by everyone. There is nothing controversial about doing the same mannerisms every week and always coming out on top. It’s called being stale and annoying.
Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels all went through different changes in their characters. In fact it reinvigorated fan interest and solidified them all as some of the greatest men to ever enter the “squared circle.” I will not be cliché and say “John Cena needs to turn heel,” but it is alarming when the WWE is using other faces to get Cena more over with the fans.
You could make a case that having the Rock team up with John Cena is just another way to keep Cena hot and at the center of the WWE Universe. I am not some basement dwelling “Cena Hater,” but I am tired of the WWE using all of their resources to push one man continuously, while Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler are pushed to the brink of irrelevancy.
John Cena is the most established wrestler on the roster. He should not need Zack Ryder to garner fan support. Alarms should be going off in the WWE Creative department when Cena is getting booed and CM Punk is getting bigger pops every week.
I have watched the WWE since the last '80s, and every major star always took a break or sat out a few months at one point or another. Even legends such as Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock needed to step away from the spotlight so we did not get tired of them. I continue to sit here in awe as the WWE pushes John Cena like an up and coming star every week.
John Cena is a future Hall of Famer, but when Zack Ryder is helping you stay on top, I think it’s time for a change.
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