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#1 Posted on 26.11.03 0443.37
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John Cena has an interview on WWE.com, and it's a pretty good one. FWIW, he's handling his push well -- he's shrewd enough to know marketing and to kiss enough McMahon ass.

Baseball shirt with the old WWF logo? Hmmm....
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#2 Posted on 26.11.03 0512.34
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"FWIW"?
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#3 Posted on 26.11.03 0525.34
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"For what it's worth".

Back to Cena, if you saw the UPW documentary that came out a couple years back that followed Cena during the second half of the show, you could tell he "got it" from the start. Don't get me wrong, as he doesn't strike me as the type who would be a huge lockerroom politician, but he's clearly an intelligent guy and is taking advantage of his popularity.
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#4 Posted on 26.11.03 1119.33
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I've been a Cena fan for a long time, but I'm calling bullshit on his interviews. He is saying that he hasn't changed to make the fans like him, that he won't change for anyone.
Somewhere along the line, he stopped making fun of the fans. He used to make fun of sports teams(cheap heat), remember, "that ref was missing calls like Bill Buckner misses ground balls"? He used to also make fun of fans, I specifically remember him throwing crap at them at the Meadowlands when he was feuding with the Guerreros(with B2 I think).

That is the opposite of the Rock. The fans got behind him WHEN he made fun of them.

Just wanted to throw that out there.
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#5 Posted on 26.11.03 1447.32
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    Originally posted by ShotGunShep
    I've been a Cena fan for a long time, but I'm calling bullshit on his interviews. He is saying that he hasn't changed to make the fans like him, that he won't change for anyone.
    Somewhere along the line, he stopped making fun of the fans. He used to make fun of sports teams(cheap heat), remember, "that ref was missing calls like Bill Buckner misses ground balls"? He used to also make fun of fans, I specifically remember him throwing crap at them at the Meadowlands when he was feuding with the Guerreros(with B2 I think).

    That is the opposite of the Rock. The fans got behind him WHEN he made fun of them.

    Just wanted to throw that out there.


Not everyone is the Rock, and he too, at some point, had to quit taking pokes at the fans. Austin stopped too. I remember him saying they think writing Austin 3:16 on a piece of cardboard makes him like them, but it doesn't mean crap to him. But eventually, if you're really going to cultivate that connection, you gotta pull back a bit.

I still think Cena's fairly true to his character.

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#6 Posted on 26.11.03 1657.38
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They're clearly trying to make him into the hip-hop Stone Cold. The attitude's exactly the same.

I say they need to give him an abusive father, a Robin Williams-type mentor character, plus a lovable group of South Boston lugs.
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#7 Posted on 28.11.03 1429.35
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And in keeping with the Cena push, growing into the "Voice of the Smackdown Generation" (remember the theme song), I'd imagine that our Wrestlemania torch-passing involves The Rock vs. John Cena, as "Rock Hollywood" sees his show taken over by Mr. "You Can't See Me." The war of words should be enough to build the match into a drawing card...
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#8 Posted on 30.11.03 1123.14
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Good point madiq. I really see Cena being promoted as the "New Generation" of Smackdown. Everything from the theme of the show to being on the debut issue of Smackdown Magazine... A Rock vs. Cena feud would be interesting, I just don't know if The Rock can turn on being a heel on and off like a faucet
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