Friday, August 22, 2014

Will Cena get his just due now?

Last Sunday at Summerslam, John Cena lost the WWE title to Brock Lesnar in convincing fashion.  That's an understatement, actually; Cena got thrashed from pillar to post before catching an F5 from Lesnar and taking the pin.  He tried to fight back valiantly but could never so much as gain even a temporary advantage during the match. It was the most convincing victory for Brock since he returned to the WWE in 2012.  It's also the most one sided defeat that Cena has suffered since he became the WWE's top dog.  So after this I have to ask: are the Cena haters happy now?  Or, will they go back to hating John as soon as he comes back out on Monday night?  My money's on the latter.  The worst of the Cena haters aren't operating with logic.  Let's do a little comparison here.  I starting watching wrestling again in 2011.  In the three years since, Cena has gotten pinned by the following people:

  • The Miz (WrestleMania 27)
  • CM Punk (Money in the Bank and Summerslam 2011, Survivor Series 2012)
  • Alberto Del Rio (Hell in the Cell 2011)
  • The Rock (WrestleMania 28)
  • John Laurinitas (Over the Limit 2012)
  • Tenzai (Monday Night Raw in 2012)
  • The Shield (Six Man Tag Match at Elimination Chamber 2012)
  • Daniel Bryan (Summerslam 2013)
  • Randy Orton (Royal Rumble 2014 and Elimination Chamber 2014)
  • Lesnar (Summerslam 2014)
He also had a draw due to a double pin with CM Punk at Night of Champions 2012, lost a Last Man Standing Match to Del Rio at Vengeance in 2011, lost TLC matches to Dolph Ziggler in 2012 and Orton in 2013.  And he was the first man to unsuccessfully cash in a Money in the Bank briefcase.  By contrast, let's look at the man he's most compared to, Hulk Hogan.  In eight and a half years from 1984 to 1992, Hogan got pinned by the following people:

  • Andre the Giant (at the Main Event in 1988)
  • Ultimate Warrior (WrestleMania 6)
  • Undertaker (Survivor Series 1991)
 That's it.  Three people in over twice as much time.  So please stop it already with the 'Cena doesn't lose' crap. He puts plenty of people over.  He may win more than you like, but he loses plenty enough when it matters.  And he doesn't walk off because he lost his smile or change his mind and refuse to do business at the last minute.  He gets good matches out of Ryback and Mark Henry and when he's in with a five star guy like Punk or Bryan he holds up his end.  Stop complaining already, will you?

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