Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Jun 2005
Re: How does Cena do it?
It's been seven years since Cena started getting booed. In that time the WWE has not altered anything about his character. Are there really some people who think the WWE don't like the split reaction? They mention it in commentary, in feuds, Cena even mentions it himself, of course they like it.
Why do people start cheering for Cena at the end of promo after booing him at the start? Simple answer is that he is very, very good at what he does. Does he pander a bit? Sure but all baby faces do. Some guy mentioned the Rock an tried to say he doesn't pander to the crowd. The guy who calls himself the People's Champion and his fans Team Bring It doesn't pander? Are you kidding me?
Talking about the promo in Montreal specifically, the cheered him because it was a hell of the promo. It was intense and focused which is something severely lacking in the WWE at the moment. He spoke a few truths about CM Punk that hit home with the audience so they started to cheer him.
But what really shocked me about this thread is that people still think that booing Cena means people are bored of him. Not the case. If you're bored of something you do nothing. The guys who boo Cena buy $80 tickets, a $30 'Cena Sucks' t-shirt, spend time making a 'Cena sucks' sign and then boo him for his entire 30 minute match. That's the opposite of apathy, that's called passion. That's called being a draw. Those guys actually like Cena so when he starts saying things they agree with they're going to come around to him fast.