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Old 10-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hogan by a long shot.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who had more power, Hogan or Cena?

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I don't see how so many people can vote Hogan. There's a lot of factors that contribute to Cena winning this hands down.

At least when Hogan was on top, booking was good, titles had prestige, midcard was relevant, and there were other stars like Macho Man and Ultimate Warrior(who was almost on Hogan's level).

Nowadays, the show drags even using DVR, booking is straight up awful, the top title in not just the company but the WHOLE DAMN INDUSTRY isn't all that relevant, and no one matters except Cena. That's the key. NO ONE MATTERS EXCEPT CENA! The show is nothing without him, and the worst part is they plan to keep it that way. So Cena has more power.

Don't get me wrong, Hogan's is far and above Cena in terms of star power and legacy, but Cena is the end all be all of the WWE right now. They'll die without him.

As a general rule of thumb when a person is pretty much the most popular/greatest star in modern North American wrestling history then they are going to garner more power. Despite what many of the younger fans on this board think the Golden Era was the most popular era in WWE history. Hogan was the Michael Jordan of professional wrestling. If Hogan had quit the WWE during the height of the Golden Era it would have been pretty devastating despite the fact that yes the midcard titles meant more then and the booking was good. Cena leaving would have nowhere near the shock or the empty feeling that would have happened had Hogan left the WWE at the height of the Golden Era. Even though the WWE product was literally many times superior then to what it is now the fact is that the whole WWE climate and culture in the Golden Era was Hulk Hogan. To appreciate just how over Hogan was and vital to the company a person would really have had to live and witnessed the Golden Era when it happened.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hogan without a doubt.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
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He has power. The show revolves around him and he is the most over guy on the roaster. And he is the main guy by quite some distance...

Also this is not a Cena hate thread so not sure why you think that? I like Cena...

And I agree it does not mean it you will abuse it, but the potential is there.
Just cause he's the main guy and the show revolves around him doesn't mean he has power.

It just means that WWE loves him.

Look at all these stars backstage, how many have had issues with Cena? Not many at all. If Cena did have power and used it to make the show revolve around him and stuff, I'm sure there'd be alot of people mad with him.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
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As a general rule of thumb when a person is pretty much the most popular/greatest star in modern North American wrestling history then they are going to garner more power. Despite what many of the younger fans on this board think the Golden Era was the most popular era in WWE history. Hogan was the Michael Jordan of professional wrestling. If Hogan had quit the WWE during the height of the Golden Era it would have been pretty devastating despite the fact that yes the midcard titles meant more then and the booking was good. Cena leaving would have nowhere near the shock or the empty feeling that would have happened had Hogan left the WWE at the height of the Golden Era. Even though the WWE product was literally many times superior then to what it is now the fact is that the whole WWE climate and culture in the Golden Era was Hulk Hogan. To appreciate just how over Hogan was and vital to the company a person would really have had to live and witnessed the Golden Era when it happened.
I'm not discrediting Hogan in the slightest, and I know he was the biggest star of the generation. I realize the icon that is Hulk Hogan. I'm just saying this, at least there were other relevant people when he was top dog.

At least people had alternatives like Savage and someone who got very close to taking Hogan's ball in one Ultimate Warrior, and at least creative would try to put someone on Hogan's level. They don't do that anymore.

If you get hot and there is a chance to become #1 now, you are intentionally sabotaged. And because of this inability or unwillingness to make new stars, no one matters but Cena. And he's got them by the balls, and I'm sure he doesn't want to be in that position. But through years and years of complacency and awful booking, he's got them by the balls.

And HAVING AND ABUSING POWER ARE NOT THE SAME THING!! I've said this already. The fact that some of you say Hogan because he was a master politician makes no sense.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm not discrediting Hogan in the slightest, and I know he was the biggest star of the generation. I realize the icon that is Hulk Hogan. I'm just saying this, at least there were other relevant people when he was top dog.

At least people had alternatives like Savage and someone who got very close to taking Hogan's ball in one Ultimate Warrior, and at least creative would try to put someone on Hogan's level. They don't do that anymore.

If you get hot and there is a chance to become #1 now, you are intentionally sabotaged. And because of this inability or unwillingness to make new stars, no one matters but Cena. And he's got them by the balls, and I'm sure he doesn't want to be in that position. But through years and years of complacency and awful booking, he's got them by the balls.

And HAVING AND ABUSING POWER ARE NOT THE SAME THING!! I've said this already. The fact that some of you say Hogan because he was a master politician makes no sense.
As popular as Savage was the fact is that he was going to always play second fiddle to Hogan. The only wrestler that the WWE seriously pushed to pass the torch was the Ultimate Warrior. The irony also is that as much as the Ultimate Warrior is criticized by a lot of the younger internet smarks is the fact that he was more over and popular than all of today's roster combined to include Cena. Even with that the Ultimate Warrior could not replace Hogan. Hogan was just that superb for lack of a better term.

Cena is the top wrestler in one of the weakest eras I have seen in WWE history. If Cena was in the Golden Era he would be Hogan's little sidekick. It is hard to compare Cena to the greatest modern pro wrestler in North America in Hogan.
If Cena were to leave today the WWE would go on because the product is already bland. In fact some could argue that Cena is part of the problem and his theoretical departure would only help the company in the longrun. Half the people who watch wrestling today would be happy to see Cena leave the main event. Back when Hogan was in his prime in the Golden Era it would have been like when MJ retired from basketball. It would have been an epic loss.

Cena just literally does not have even 1/10 the overall impact on wrestling as Hogan has.
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Default Re: Who had more power, Hogan or Cena?

To the people saying Cena.....he has power to an extent.

Not to the extent that Hogan had.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who had more power, Hogan or Cena?

Hogan and not even close.

Problem with Cena today is through no fault of his own, Vince just isn't taking the initiative to create new stars. So for years, we've had to endure Cena and a revolving door of number 2 guys.

But with Hogan, he remained on top for 4 consecutive years. When the Ultimate Warrior didn't work out, Hogan was put back in the spotlight. Before taking a hiatus in 1993, he was put back into the spotlight.

So it's a big difference, as Hogan was surrounded by talent who were held back due to WWE (or Hogan himself) having fear of losing his "spot". Cena isn't surrounded by guys who WWE feels can properly fill his role, as far as PR goes. It's a reason we didn't get Flair/Hogan at WM, why HBK infamously overselled at Summerslam or why the final scene of WM 9 was Hogan holding the belt, even at 5 years past his actual prime or why all subsequent releases of Royal Rumble 1992 have removed all cheers for Hogan rival, Sid Justice. You don't see that with Cena. Cena, supposedly, wants the best for the business, Hogan only wanted the best for himself and his circle of butt buddies like Brian Knobs and Brutus Beefcake.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who had more power, Hogan or Cena?

Hogan had power in WWF/E and WCW
oh and now he has power in TNA
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