Originally Posted by fastfrosty
HE was still booked as a rising star. Similar to Rock when he debuted, the commentators would always give him the prop of being 'the next big star here in WWE'
thats what the do with pretty much everyone, he was booked more along the lines of bo dallas than the rock, lets not forget rocky won the equivalent of the whc today a few months into his wwe career, cena was brought up early by heyman because he saw something in him but after the early matches vince soured on him and wwe were ready to release him only for steph to save his skin
fact is cena didn't have a singles match on ppv till backlash 2003 nearly a full year after he debuted