John Cena has been the face of the company for over ten years. He is the most popular wrestler in terms of merchandise sales in the WWE. He has won 15 World Championships and a bevy of others through out is illustrious career. He has won two Royal Rumbles, been named Superstar of the Year on three different occasions and won a Money in the Bank Ladder match. He has been involved in multiple five star and instant classic matches with various opponents throughout his career. Over the last fourteen years he has improved dramatically in the ring and he has very good microphone skills. Those are just his in ring accomplishments.
He's recorded his own rap album which peaked at number fifteen on the billboard chart and rapped on one of the best entrance themes of all times, "Word Life." He has appeared in more than a dozen movies and many more TV shows. He is also the biggest wish granter in Make a Wish history having granted over 500 wishes. He is a role model and someone that children around the world look up to. So with all that going for him Why is it that the Internet Wrestling Community and the SMARKS hate him so much? (we mean besides the rap album of course).
The simple answer is the PG era of professional wrestling. The WWE has started marketing their company to children as the primary audience and with that a set of codes are followed. The number one code is that the good guys always win. He battles against all the evil in the WWE and in true comic book super hero fashion he always comes out on top. Most of the IWC grew up watching Hulk Hogan, so we've already seen this play out and it's boring and overdone. He is an amazing performer and wrestler and, this writer for one, respects all the work he has done in the ring, especially over the last year. However, the IWC is an unforgiving bunch so lets take a look at the top 15 matches where Super John appeared and made us hate him.
15 15. The Miz - Over the Limit 2011
14 14. Edge and Big Show - WrestleMania XXV
13 13. Bray Wyatt - Extreme Rules 2014
12 12. Sheamus - TLC 2009
11 11. Alberto Del Rio, Night of Champions 2011
10 10. Brock Lesnar - Extreme Rules 2012
9 9. Chris Jericho - Raw 2005
8 8. Kurt Angle - Survivor Series 2005
7 7. Rey Mysterio - Raw 2011
6 6. Seth Rollins - Raw 2015
5 5. Shawn Michaels - WrestleMania 23
4 4. Damien Sandow - Raw 2013
3 3. Royal Rumble - 2013
2 2. The Rock - WrestleMania 29
1 1. Team Cena vs The Nexus - SummerSlam 2010
The Nexus had a ton of momentum and were making the WWE must watch TV again. They were fresh and new, as a group of wrestlers we knew nothing about who were coming in as rookies and tearing through the WWE. In this match, John Cena took a spear of the apron from Edge and the boots from Jericho on the floor. He then spent time getting beaten down by the three remaining members of Nexus. Cena then took a DDT on the floor but was somehow able to beat the remaining members to become the sole survivor by making Wade Barrett Tap out less then one minute later.
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