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Re: Have ratings and buyrates gone backwards because John Cena has never had an equal

Cena doesn't have an equal because the WWE isn't pushing anybody but Cena. Think about it in this PG era the only reason Cena is the top draw is simply because his gimmick is made for the kids and the kids are the majority of the fans. Orton can't be the face of the company in this era he just can't. His gimmick isn't made for it. It's the WWE's own fault. They've dugged themselves into a hole.
 

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I don't think anyone has TRULY ever had to the chance to equal Cena. Every time it looks like Orton is going to WWE pull the rug out from underneath his feet for whatever reason. Every time Orton has been booked correctly the crowd have gone ape-shit for him and he has provided us with some compelling moments. Then Orton gets stale because creative give him fuck all to do. He needs to be given proper programs where he's at the centre of everything, just like Cena is always at the centre of everything he does. Orton was really overlooked by WWE this past year after his initial mega build-up throughout the summer. He was put in a feud with Sheamus who was still very green at the time and Orton's role seemed more to teach Sheamus than anything. Then after that he was thrown into the Nexus/Cena picture where he was a complete afterthought. DON'T try and tell me it was his own fault he flopped in that feud. It was solely the creative's fault. The put HARDLY ANY focus on Orton whilst he was there. He was merely a luxury. I mean on one show after he'd become WWE Champion he literally on for a maximum of 30-40 seconds at the end of the show. What type of fucking treatment is that to give to your WWE Champion? Orton was fucked and should never have been put in the Nexus/Cena mix.

Then after all that he was put with The Miz in Miz's first feud as WWE Champion. Again it was more about Orton teaching Miz about how to main event. It was more about Orton helping Miz's career. The focus was never truly on Orton. If WWE gave Orton more of Cena's treatment, just like they did during the Orton/McMahon feud, then Orton would be a lot closer to Cena than he is now.

Never mind Orton, no one has gotten the same treatment Cena has over the past years. The only person that came close to that sort of treatment was Batista and it can be said he came pretty damn close to Cena.
This. Orton had potential to overtake Cena this past year but it seemed like the WWE was afraid to have anyone be bigger than Cena seeing as how Cena is the posterboy for the PG era. If anything Orton's feud with Wade Barrett was only used to make Cena get bigger than he already was which sucks because Orton was left to be the third wheel even though he was the champion.
 

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Re: Have ratings and buyrates gone backwards because John Cena has never had an equal

Superman has Lex Luther, Batman has the Joker, every hero needs someone who can push them to the limit and sometimes actually succeed, Cena on the other hand has no one and probably never will.

Every time the WWE has the chance of making someone Cena's equal they veer off, Wade dominated Cena at the beginning he's probably the only one of all the new superstars to genuinely perform well and gain heat the old fashioned way, instead of ramming him down our throats like they did with Sheamus, who never really wins and ADR who lets be honest hasn't done anything massively special, they've just had him do the same promo every week and put peoples injuries down to him. Wade's feud with Cena via Orton was genuinely the most exciting feud of the last two years imo, yet instead of propelling Wade to stardom, they had Cena literally bury him and try to humiliate him.

The reason the WWE has been sucking is because it's so obvious that Cena is going to go over, there's no back and forth, the only way Cena ever loses is because he may get randomly screwed at no fault of his own and then he fades into the distance so he doesn't have to deal with the repercussions. It's this reason that people dislike Cena, he needs an equal but the WWE bookers don't realise it.
This. The Orton/Barrett feud was suppose to fuel both wrestlers to greater heights instead it was basically used to make Cena bigger than he already was which is a shame.
 
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