Originally Posted by Avon Barksdale
Can you please explain to me how Cena is a massive draw? Don't use merchandise, because Punk's first best in the world t shirt was outselling Cena's and The Rock's merchandise was outselling his too. Explain the ratings too, all he does at best is keep them average. During many of his so called "headlined" wrestlemanias, he wasn't even the main draw. Let's look at the facts
Wrestlemania 21- Cena vs JBL. Triple H and Batista were the main draws and Hogan being inducted. Expected
Wrestlemania 22- Cena vs Triple H. Cena and Triple H were actually the main draws.
Wrestlemania 23- Cena vs HBK. Main evented, but played second fiddle to Donald Trump and Vince
Wrestlemania 24- Cena vs Orton vs Triple H. Mayweather and Big Show were the main draws (no surprise)
Wrestlemania 25- Cena vs Edge vs Big Show. Main draws were Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and the Undertaker
Wrestlemania 26- Cena vs Batista- This should be the main draw, but it wasn't. Taker vs HBK II was.
Wrestlemania 27- Cena vs Miz- The Rock as a fucking host was the main draw.
Wrestlemania 28- Cena vs Rock- Once again Rock was the main draw, but I'll give Cena credit, he was a big reason the wwe had the most ppv buys in history. But it was more of the generation vs generation match that sold.
Looks like every wrestlemania needed an outsider or attitude era legend (Triple H, HBK, and Taker) to sell the damn ppv. So once again, can someone please explain to me how the fuck Cena is a MASSIVE DRAW? And don't come at me with the merchandise bullshit, with today's active roster, he only has to outsell Punk, Shaemus, Ziggler, and Ryback. How impressive.
Good post. Not to be an asshole or anything, I agree that there really has not been a WM in which people have said "ooohhh I need to order this show to see Cena's match" besides his match with Rock this year (That does not mean that Cena is not a draw though). But I need to rain on your parade a little bit when it comes to you mentioning WM's 25 and 26. Guys like HHH, HBK, and The Undertaker are indeed all time greats, but there is now way I can believe that they alone have sold a WM. They have never been "that guy" despite being somewhat close. I will even go as far as to say Cena is a bigger star than any of the three of them. So I only really disagree with WM's 25 and 26 because we cannot say who was clearly the draw besides the WWE Promotion Machine itself. The last few years, the ONLY stars featured at WM that are bigger than Cena are Rock, Mayweather, and Trump and that is nothing to be ashamed of. Besides that, great post.
I think it will be proven that Cena is a bigger star than HHH, Taker, and HBK when he becomes the Undertaker's biggest match at WM. I am sure they will face off at some point.