John Cena is paying it forward the way the great Jay Mohr did in that movie with the kid who saw ghosts. Professional wrestling dirt sheet F4WOnline.com is reporting that once Cena is done with his feud with Bray Wyatt, he’ll be moving on to a program with another new talent. A match between Cena and Big E is set to take place at SummerSlam.
In the past, when someone drops the Intercontinental Championship, one of two things happens. They become irrelevant or move on to bigger and better things. It seems Big E has fallen under the category of bigger and better things.
He would be yet another talent Cena will help put over since CM Punk dropped the pipe bomb in Vegas. The list includes Daniel Bryan, Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, Cesaro and of course Punk. I know the subject of Sandow is a sore spot for the Cena haters, but I don’t blame Cena for this.
On the Steve Austin podcast, Stone Cold and Paul Heyman talked about the power of saying no. I’m not judging Sandow for that Magneto bit because it involved Hugh Jackman. The clip could have went viral. The thing is, if Heyman and Austin are right, which they always are, saying no to that means there aren’t clips of you forever on the internet in a Magneto costume next to Jackman. How many future World Champs agree to something like that?
It doesn’t even seem like Sandow attempted to fight that. If he had to do it, he could have at least turned down the part with the magnetism. I remember in Jericho’s book he talked about being forced to work with guys in monkey suits because Vince McMahon wanted to plug the new Planet of the Apes movie. He turned a crappy situation into something hilarious.
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In the end, the monkeys throw pie on Stephanie McMahon’s face after Jericho said Stephanie has been with everyone on earth, so she should move on to the Planet of the Apes.
Punk said no for close to a decade, and this led to him being the longest reigning champion of the modern era. I’m not going to pretend to know everything that happens backstage because Austin and Heyman gave me a snippet of information on a podcast, but I think E’s success will be indicative of how many times he turns down awful bits following his Cena war.
Cena is the biggest star since Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and the Rock. What Big E does with that power is up to him.