Typical Cena night:
*Puts on millions of merch items*
*Runs out and waves to the camera*
"Hi mom! We sure have a crowd tonight, phew! Time to go to work!"
*Salutes and jogs slowly down the aisle*
*Throws up Illuminati sign in the air*
(Hm, look at all those kids in the audience wearing my merch! No, in fact, I don't see kids, I see money, money, dollar signs, dollar signs)
"Well, what a crowd we have tonight on Monday Night Rrrraaaawwww!!!"
"I promise to win this next match, because I never back down from a fight, if u want some come get some!"
*BORING BORING BORING BORING*
*Cena stops talking and holds up the mic to the audience*
"That's what I love about the WWE Universe! You guys have so much passion and you pay to speak your mind!"
*Cena wrestles a 5 minute match, wins with the 5 moves of doom and AA, acts surprised when he wins, throws up Illuminati sign again*
(Guess I get another title shot for beating Darren Young! Woo hoo! Payday!)
*Exists arena with dumb cheesy smile on face, salutes*
"See you next week folks!"
The guy just doesn't get it. You're not playing yourself when you're a wrestler. You're playing a character. it's the same as a television sitcom, drama, etc. Neil Patrick Harris doesn't really sleep with a ton of women. Just like Cena isn't a bad guy in real life. We get that. The business is about entertaining people. That's the bottom line. If you're not doing that, then there's obviously something wrong, especially when the audience starts chanting BORING at you. We've just been seeing the same damn thing for 8 fucking years. It's time to change it up. Don't play yourself. Nobody wants to see the real John Cena. CM Punk is the only other guy who comes close to playing himself, but even his character has evolved and changed over the years to avoid getting stale.
Honestly, a heel turn needs to happen. I don't give a shit about the charities. You can still do that as a heel. Does Cena not know what kayfabe is? Being a bad guy on screen does not make you a bad guy in real life. I just honestly don't think he understand the business, or the fans. The guy has lost it. He's out of touch. Maybe he's blinded by his endless merch sales, title shots, being the face of the company... Look at what a heel turn did for Hogan's career when he was in the same position. But I guess Cena is too content. And who wouldn't be? I certainly wouldn't turn down 35 million dollars to play the same stupid ass goofy character every night.
I guess it just means more to him than the quality of the product. And this is why people hate him.
Ideally, I'd love to see him lose on Sunday, be devastated by the loss, break down and turn heel. Start attacking everyone backstage. This could be a great chance to build up your faces. Have him attack Kofi And Miz. Have him absolutely destroy them. Then Ryback comes and makes the save. Then make a fatal 4 way to determine who will face Rock at extreme rules. Cena wins of course. Then he cuts an awesome heel promo, blaming the fans for his loss at Mania, blaming the Rock, and says it's time for him to stop caring about the people and start caring about his own legacy. He's sick of being the squeaky clean corporate boy. And nobody is going to stand in his way anymore. He could even bring back the padlock chain and start attacking people with it, getting dirty victories with it, etc. His dominance could continue for a long time, all while building up faces and building the anticipation for someone to finally knock him down, just like Cena did to JBL years ago.
But of course, that's never going to happen, and Cena is going to keep stuffing his face with chocolate.