Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jun 2004
Re: When did everyone start hating Cena SO much
The moment it became clear something was wrong was Summerslam 2005 when Jericho started the split reactions. But the true hate came, as some have said, when he beat legend after legend. ANd not just with the FU/AA, but with the worst looking STF in the history of the business. At the point, most couldn't get behind him. There is a line of pushing talent and ramming down people's throats when they just won't accept it and Cena is the perfect example of it. He beat everyone and everything... hell, he still does most of the time.
And people will say "but Hogan!" and point to the old superface of old... well, two things: this isn't the 80s anymore, fans have changed and they want more complex characters than the traditional style and... huge difference incoming... Hogan didn't start slapping on the figure 4 on Savage, Warrior, Andre, Dibiase and getting them all to tap. At least Hogan bloody won with an arsenal and moveset that made sense with his stature. Cena became truly unbearable the moment McMahon made a desperate grasp to the IWC and went "LOOK LOOK! He can do a submission! LOVE HIM!". It backfired.
Thanks for the wonderful memories Ultimate Warrior... happy you got to be recognised as the legend you are before you went. Rest in peace