They keep pushing WWE champ John Cena as a good guy even though everyone has been booing him for months, which is becoming just plain awkward. The announcers have to keep making dumb excuses for him like, "Don't be surprised if this Chicago crowd cheers for Triple H, they've always liked him here," and "Those aren't boos, the crowd is actually chanting his nickname, Moose." Come on, guys, don't insult my intelligence. I already feel inadequate enough that I just spent $50 on a wrestling pay-per-view when I'm in my mid-30s.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the WWE Champion, John "Moose" Cena???!!?
I'm with you Phantom; I'd been enjoying Cena all along, but I like his new schtick even better.
But I don't agree that it's that similar to Kurt Angle getting the "You suck" chants when babyface. Those crowds are 100% behind Angle, chanting to his entrance music is just fun. While I'm sure that Cena's detractors are having lots of fun trying to drown out his supporters (and vice versa), unlike in Angle's case they really are rooting against him.
That's what makes it so fun. You aren't just booing or cheering Cena; you're picking a side, and supporting that side and opposing the other one.
"I tear my quadracep all the time! I tore it this morning, I'm fine! I'm here, I'm jumpin' around..." -- Kurt Angle
Originally posted by PhantomHonestly, the more the WWE and Cena just acknowledge it, the more I like him as a face. It's almost turning into something along the lines of the "You Suck!" chants during Kurt's entrance.
Don't think it will work...
I can see Cena in next week promo saying, "Yeah they're not booing me they're booing you". As the boos get louder.
Not the same thing as the entrance chant because we're all chanting "You Suck" at his opponents or so Kurt says. :-D
I don't think I saw anybody mention in the Raw thread that during one backstage interview this week, Cena completely and inexplicably dropped his utterly ridiculous blaccent. I was confused -- yet intrigued. I thought he came off as immensely more likable when he wasn't, well, being a total phony. Maybe that was some sort of trial balloon to see if it would work and how fans would react.
Can I be somewhere in the middle? Yes, I enjoyed the show. Yes, I was on my feet marking out for the Dudleys reunion (even though I was sick and tired of them before they broke up) and for the F5, among other things.