Jim Ross’ latest column has been published over at FOXSports.com, and it analyzes why John Cena is such a polarizing figure in WWE. The following are some excerpts:
Could Cena be more serious at times while executing a promo? Absolutely. But would those changes be enough to satisfy his detractors from being ‘cool’ and booing Cena? Not likely.
Finally, many fans demand that Cena be cast into the role of a villain by WWE. Considering that there are no young stars on the immediate cusp of replacing John Cena as the next group of heroes that will lead the WWE into the future it would be foolish to make Cena a “heel.” Not to mention the thousands of dollars that would be possibly lost in merchandise sales and multiple other money streams that no corporation can afford to lose in today’s economy.
At the end of the day, an argument can be made that John Cena is taking the verbal brunt of the complaints that WWE isn’t what some fans want it to be.
JR Criticizes Impact This Week, Praises NXT TV
Following this week’s editions of Impact Wrestling and NXT on the Network, Jim Ross had the following to say on Twitter:
If one likes the in ring product of pro wrestling, arguably the best produced wrestling broadcast on TV is @WWENXT