John Cena is the most polarizing figure in pro wrestling today. For every action that Cena makes to please his fanbase, pro wrestling pundits are immediately clamoring to make a judgment. Some can appreciate the work ethic and Cena's amazing track record in-ring, as the man really never takes a day off. His passion for the business is unbelievably strong.
On the flip side, fans are becoming annoyed with the persona that has been dubbed "Super Cena." With his "Five Moves of Doom" and obsession with always doing the just and righteous thing, fans complain about the character that has lost edge. His promos are often childish and unbearable because of this.
Regardless which side of the fence you rest on, the WWE creative team has lined up an excellent feud between Cena and a returning Kane. With the inclusion of Zack Ryder and Eve and plenty of cliche twists and turns, the storyline between these performers has delivered laughs, gasps, and golf claps all around the wrestling community.
With all of this praise, a problem still remains with Cena's stack of feuds. Follow me after the jump to find out why.
John Cena is wrestling Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Wrestlemania 28. This match provides us with the biggest star of the present clashing with one of the biggest stars of the "Attitude" era. PG vs. Attitude. Edgy vs. Goofy. But really, if you flipped on the TV to Raw for the first time in a year or two, would you have known?
Cena's involvement in a feud with Kane is fine and dandy for now if they can kill it off successfully before the time to build into Wrestlemania comes. It seems that this isn't the case as the WWE adds more twists and turns each week. Adding Ryder and Eve to the fold as innocent victims because of their friendships with Cena wasn't complex and could be ended with Kane's defeat at the hands of Cena. With this week's recent twist of Eve falling for Cena and Ryder turning against Cena, this layer of complexity could cloud Cena's match with Rock at Wrestlemania.
And truthfully, with The Rock's busy movie schedule, the WWE needs all the hype they can get put towards this feud. Twitter mentions on WWE programming are poo-pooed by fans consistently, so how does the WWE build this clash of sports entertainment titans? Twitter, of course! And save for the occasional namedrop on Dwayne by Cena, there isn't really much to talk about between the two. The video packages detailing each man that get recycled each week will eventually run stale.
Wrestlemania hypes itself. I get that. But does the WWE need to be muddying a feud between two icons in the field with Cena being tangled up with midcarders like Ryder? With the road to Wrestlemania slowly creeping up on us, the WWE is throwing out more loose ends than they can tie together, no matter how quality they are.
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