Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Aug 2016
Re: I've been thinking...and you can move this if you want...
Put it this way.
Cena has won the main title 16 times.
Many wrestlers have won the main title once.
As much as I love some of those 1 time winners (i.e. Miz), their 1 reign is a footnote in history.
Cena re-writes history.
Winning the title once means you were important for that period of time, but if you go back down the card, your reign gets forgotten. And you seem less valuable.
By being someone who can keep winning the main title, that means you've proven yourself to be GREAT enough multiple times to be the champ and the face of the company/brand.
Winning the title and then being stuck in mid-card hell means you haven't been able to re-elevate yourself to greatness.
If you want to be good, you can be happy with winning the title.
If you want to be great/legendary, you want to be the champ as often as possible.
It's like saying, you can get an "A" doing 30WPM. That's good - nothing wrong with good.
But 30 WPM isn't great. If I want people to know that I'm great, I'll let them see me do 75-80WPM. And I'll get an A+.
It's all about drive and wanting to be the best you can be. Some people are okay with being "Good enough". And that's fine; but it's not special. Tons of people are "good enough".
But the legends want to be "great" (or better). They do the best they can because they want to see how good they can be and for how long.