I know I am going to get lambasted for this. I will be strung up, tarred and feathered and driven out of town on a donkey for what I am about to say.
Before you go trying to find out where I live so you can throw rotten tomatoes at me, let me explain my reasoning.
I have been thinking about this for awhile, and I finally decided to put down the reasons I feel Cena is better than Hogan has ever been.
Before I list my reasons, we should figure out what makes a good pro wrestler. There are numerous factors that go into whether someone is successful.
Image may be the most important factor, aesthetically. Back in the early days of wrestling, you didn't need a flashy gimmick to gain attention; that has all changed.
In today's hyper-competitive locker room, you have to make fans remember you. The best way to do that is through a flashy persona.
Along with image comes charisma. To be the top guy in WWE or TNA, you have to be able to charm the audience and work a mic no matter if you are a heel or face.
Charisma goes beyond mic skills too as the way you carry yourself before, during and after a match also affects how fans responds to you.
Technical ability is the most important factor when it comes to having a long run at the top. You won't last long if you can't do a hammerlock or sell a punch properly.
Being able to wrestle against other legitimate athletes is the most important part of making it look realistic and entertaining.
Another big factor is dedication. Wrestling is not like working at the 7-11, you have to be committed to the lifestyle and be willing to go long periods of time without a break.
Being able to go week after week, month after month, year after year on the road can take its toll on anybody—especially a person who has a family at home.
There have been many stories of wrestlers who were on top of the world only to blow through their fortune and be left wrestling in gymnasiums at 60 years old making $100 a night.
Lastly, you have to be loyal. Being supportive of your fellow wrestlers as well as the company you represent will make your time in the industry much more enjoyable and fruitful.
With all that said, I will now present my argument as to why John Cena is better than Hulk Hogan ever was.