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Old 11-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #7685 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by KO Bossy View Post
Quite well laid out.
Oh, it's absolutely frightning when you look back at the last 3 years and see how much Cena has been rammed down everybody's throats and dominated the PPV main event scene during this so called 'PG Era'....even when he's not actually competing in the main event (such as when he was drafted into The Nexus), he's always heavily involved in the main event of the PPV anyway . I went back 1 more year, this is what the PPV main events were.

Money In The Bank 2010 - John Cena vs Sheamus
Summerlam 2010 - Team WWE (led by John Cena) vs The Nexus
Night Of Champions 2010 - John Cena vs Randy Orton vs Sheamus vs Wade Barrett vs Edge vs Chris Jericho 6-Pack Challenge
Hell In A Cell 2010 - The Undertaker vs Kane (The last time the WHC belt main evented a PPV and was placed higher up the card than Cena. Presumably only because they realised that having Undertaker in a Cell match was a possible draw though)
Bragging Rights 2010 - Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett (w/ John Cena. The match was more focused around Cena than the WWE Championship as the stipulation was that Cena would be fired if Barrett lost the match. Cena attacked Wade Barrett causing Orton to lose via disqualification)
Survivor Series 2010 - Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett (w/ John Cena as the Special Referee. The match was more focused around Cena than the WWE Championship as the stipulation was that Cena would be fired if he didn't help Barrett win the match. Orton won, Cena was 'fired'....but was back a couple of weeks later )
TLC 2010 - John Cena vs Wade Barrett Chairs Match (in which Wade was literally 'buried' underneath a ton of chairs. His career's never really recovered from it )
Royal Rumble 2011 - Featuring John Cena
Elimination Chamber 2011 - John Cena vs CM Punk vs John Morrison vs Sheamus vs Randy Orton vs R-Truth No.1 WWE Championship Contender Elimination Chamber Match
Wrestlemania 27 - John Cena vs The Miz
Extreme Rules 2011 - John Cena vs The Miz vs John Morrison Triple Threat Cage Match
Over The Limit 2011 - John Cena vs The Miz 'I Quit' match
Capitol Punishment 2011 - John Cena vs R-Truth

I haven't seen such consistent ridiculously strong pushing of any wrestler over a prolonged period of time since Hogan and Savage back in the 1980's, and obviously back then the entire wrestling landscape was different, with Hogan and Savage and Andre being HUGE draws and those around them like DiBiase, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude etc. still being massively popular, as well as kayfabe still being alive and as well as plenty of adults still not realising that the outcomes of the matches were all scripted. Why Vince thinks that what worked back then will work now, I don't know.

Either way, as far as PPV buyrates falling in recent years go, most PPVs have always been sold on the strength of their main events. The only person who's name I've seen consistently involved with almost every PPV main event in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (this year) is Cena. Go figure. Crazy to think that only back in 2009, CM Punk was actually main eventing PPVs in World Heavyweight Championship matches with Jeff Hardy and The Undertaker and nowadays the WHC belt has been devalued to almost nothing and Punk as WWE Champion has always been booked below Cena on the card, unless Cena's competing for the WWE Championship himself or not on the card at all
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