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Re: Rock/Cena Discussion Thread **No more threads**
OK I have been reading all the Rock/Cena stuff in this thread and in all the other threads and there is something I need to just get out here that I have noticed.
I have always repsected John Cena and have noticed his talent but jsut have no been able to be a fan of his character for some time now. But the things I have noticed over the past 8 months through Cena's fueds with Punk, ADR, Kane and now with the Rock, the WWE is so blantantly doing anything they can to make Cena popular and be cheered by everyone it is just getting really sad, and can start to effect their business in a negative way.
Lets start with the Zack Ryder stuff. Zack got HIMSELF over with the audience and became very popualr fairly quickly (now granted Cena supportting him is what helped his Ryder's rise start) but as soon as Ryder started getting TV time and the crowds started cheering for him BIGTIME they immediately attached him to Cena's hip. The WWE's thought This Ryder guy is really loved by everyone will attach Cena to him and Then everyone will love Cena" did this work?
Nope, same Cena character, same mixed reaction, and actually got people to start booing Ryder at times, to the point where Ryder had to have his back and heart "broken" and be taken off Tv for a few weeks to get him back over as a univerally cheered face.
The other guy I am going to bring up here is CM Punk. CM Punk cuts one of the best promos in maybe 10 years and instantly becomes one of the (if not the most) popular face (from a live crowd standpoint) on the roster. Not only did his "shoot" promo on the company as a whole but more so for my example his "shoots" on Cena himself in the build to MITB got Punk insanely over with the auidence. After Punk;s face turn was complete and his fueds with Cena and HHH were over Punk kind of "no sold" fueds against ADR and Miz and an EC, but just smirking and not taking seriosuly threats from his opponents and Punk's popularlity with the live audinces continued or got bigger. So now Cena (just like Punk) is "shooting" on his opponent The Rock and "no-selling (aalthoguh i hate that term) any threats from his opponent (The Rock).
This is the thing that really has pissed me off about Cena, and more the WWE as a whole. They are so desperate to be "right" with Cena as their top guy that once another superstar gets popular with the crowd they attach Cena to him or have Cena start to mimic their character traits, hell I won't be surprised if after WM Santino starts haning out with Cena seeing as how over he'sgotten lately. These are not only lame attempts to get Cena more over with crowds but are also determiments to the other guys that got themselves over with the crowds. In Ryder's case fans started to "turn on him" b/c of his assocaition with Cena, and in Punk's case his character was "toned down" by the WWE after his fued with HHH b/c they couldn't let him get more popular than Cena.
As for the current stuff on the Rock/Cena fued front I agree with the posters (and their reasons) saying Cena is ruining this fued .
Sorry for the long post but this is something that has been building and I had to get out.