Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Competitive Nature

I'm not sure how much more redundant I can be by saying this, but it's a well-known fact that Vince and company are at their best when in the heat of competition. Well, it seems that they finally found an enemy in themselves. Honestly, there was no one entity that had done more damage to 'E but 'E itself. The prime example? 'Mania 27.

Ever since then, light bulbs went on and epiphanies seem to have sparked. And here we are today. Just a thought.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Defending the Great One: Why Cena is a Disrespectful Jackass

Cutting all bullshit, ladies and gents, these anti-Rock sentiments are getting a bit on my nerves. The tweets are off the charts on this whole Cena/Rock issue, and while I'm all for supporting whoever the hell you want to support, some of these Cenation members are just downright lost when it comes to reasoning.

The Rock left, yes. And you should thank your lucky fucking stars he left when he did. I can't tell you how many times I've heard the complaint that, for the past handful of years, we've been seeing the same faces in main events. These face include Cena, Orton, HHH, Edge, and Taker. Lather, rinse, repeat, as they say. What do you really think would have happened had the Rock stayed with the company? Anything fresh? Seriously? The guy did everything possible in the WWE. He even jobbed to Lesnar to push the new guy before he left. That's called doing what's best for the company.

And every bit of what Johnson said about his trek to Hollywood was true as well. The more involved he became in his film career, the more doors it opened for wrestlers like Cena to get more opportunities. Hell, "The Scorpion King" helped launch WWE Films, an outlet that has helped stars such as Cena, DiBiase, etc. to get some more experience on the acting side of things.

Think about it this way: if the Rock stayed, you'd call him a glory-hound who's over-saturating the market, much like we've called HHH and Cena. But the fact that he left now makes him a traitor. There's no winning in this situation.

Look, I'm no Cena fan, but I do appreciate what he's done as a performer. He's definitely dedicated and devoted to the fans, and he loves what he does. Props to him for that. But for him to open his mouth about the Rock "lying" was completely disrespectful on his part. For that, he's a pompous ass who's lost a bit of respect from myself and other fans alike.

Yes, we can see you, Cena. And yes, we do smell what you're cookin', Dwayne.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chill with the Redundancy

I'm a bit in awe of the uprising about the main event from Raw. Of course, I'm speaking of Miz/Cena vs. Gabriel/Slater. Why all the complaining? Were Gabriel and Slater jobbed to near irrelevance? Sure. Has the enemies-turned-team-turned-enemies been done to death? Absolutely. But the resulting ends definitely justified the means.

The belt has been on the Miz for a good few months now, yet Cena, at every turn, has treated him like a joke. On every confrontation the two have had prior the Elimination Chamber, Cena has guaranteed a victory on whomever the Miz's opponent has been, and basically wrote him out of 'Mania. What better way to make the Miz seem credible to this skeptical bowl of Fruity Pebbles than to win the pair the tag titles in single-handed fashion? And what better way to light a fire under the ass of this feud than to have Cena lose those belts a la SCF? These two played their parts perfectly, as Miz's smug attitude about his accomplishments seem more justified, and Cena's shocked expression after witnessing his partner winning the tag belts for him showcased his realization that he's been underestimating his WM opponent, which, in turn, completely validated the Miz being champion even more so than before. Besides, they lost the belts right away, so, that whole overdone enemies-turned-allies gimmick is already at rest.

As for the Corre, honestly, they haven't lost much out of the whole ordeal. First off, they're a new group, and though their dominance isn't even as much of a shadow that the Nexus carried, their inevitable build will carry a longevity with it that the original Nexus didn't have. 'Mania's prime goal is to elevate the hell out of their main events, their money draws. So, on this road towards it, the mid card suffers a bit. It's how the company's been run for years, so, this shouldn't have been a surprise to any. Look for the Corre to be showcased more at Atlanta, and their dominance to grow afterward.