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Like a House Afire: Giving the Cena his due

Welcome to another episode of Like a House Afire, a weekly-ish video-cast that runs down some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

Forget the Elimination Chamber loss, or the Money in the Bank win...he took off Raw to sell injuries from the apron powerbomb. Let's think through whether John Cena, the self-proclaimed Face that Runs the Place is changing as he approaches the final stages of his in-ring career - or was he maybe never as bad as we blamed him for being in terms of putting over new stars?

Or, is Cena on the same page with Vince McMahon & Triple H that Kevin Owens is a special wrestler who deserves a different kind of push?

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

Stone Cold Steve Austin on Cena's role in making new stars

Cena stepping out of the spotlight?

His changing legacy; or the flaws in his character/role that keep anything from changing

Victory and a beatdown at Elimination Chamber

Hope you enjoy the show, and please hit us up in the comments with your thoughts, feedback, questions or suggestions.

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