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Unread 12-10-2009, 08:13 PM
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man I want people to go back to hating Cena again. He would get booed out the wazoo a couple of years ago. And WTF they are STILL using WHAT every time some says something? I bet like 98% of those people in the arena don't even know where that came from. It happened like 8 years ago, GET OVER IT!

Next time I got to a live event that involves Cena talking I'm just gonna sit there and go WHAT everytime he talks. That's what I was doing while watching the show..
Actually, WWE fans have been around for a long time, and those that are too young to know about "What" were probably told by family member's that were.

Steve Austin, isn't exactly an unknown in Wrestling. I don't know about you, but asking for people to "forget" the "What" thing, to me is like asking for them to forget the "Whoo!" thing.

I don't understand why your upset that Cena isn't getting boo'd (although he still does depending on where they are)? He is probably starting to be one of the more respected wrestler's on WWE's roster, even by alot of the reviewer's who seemed to hate him three years ago. Some people just don't know when to quit. He's more then payed his dues, and he really could leave at any time to make movies. He might not be as successfull as the Rock if he did, but he sure does have the potential, as well as the popularity to get roles (outside of WWE films).

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so, you want people to get over saying what, yet you'll do it next time you're at a live event?

I was thinking the same thing when I first read it, but sarcasm on top of sarcasm lose's some of the funny in it (especially if it wasn't funny in the first place). Then again, maybe he wasn't being sarcastic, how would I know? LOL
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To be fair, everything on Raw has been god awful boring and repetitive for almost two years.

Cena's still the biggest draw in the company and the storylines aren't his fault, but I honestly can't remember the last time I found his character entertaining.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 09:08 PM
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To be fair, everything on Raw has been god awful boring and repetitive for almost two years.

Cena's still the biggest draw in the company and the storylines aren't his fault, but I honestly can't remember the last time I found his character entertaining.
The only way I think I will even like his character, is if he goes heel.

But yeah, I agree with you overall. Just the "What" doesn't seem like something that will ever go away, and the boo'ing of Cena actually does still go on (just I guess not during that one show).
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To be fair, everything on Raw has been god awful boring and repetitive for almost two years.

Cena's still the biggest draw in the company and the storylines aren't his fault, but I honestly can't remember the last time I found his character entertaining.
You know what's god awful and repetitive, hearing people complain about it. You think it would make folks find another thing to watch so they can forget about it.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 09:20 PM
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You know what's god awful and repetitive, hearing people complain about it. You think it would make folks find another thing to watch so they can forget about it.
Who says I watch Raw? I can usually catch the first ten minutes or so and decide whether to stay tuned in.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 09:33 PM
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Who says I watch Raw? I can usually catch the first ten minutes or so and decide whether to stay tuned in.
Why even devote 10 minutes when you already know what is coming. It's a waste of 10 minutes. It's better to find something else. It's repetitive, god awful...but you already know that. So stop giving them ratings.
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Why even devote 10 minutes when you already know what is coming. It's a waste of 10 minutes. It's better to find something else. It's repetitive, god awful...but you already know that. So stop giving them ratings.
I don't have a Nielsen box attached to my TV. How am I giving them ratings?

I tune in because I like wrestling (still DVR SD), I want to like Raw, and usually not much is going on at 6 pm (i have DirecTV so I get the East Coast feed)

I give a try...if nothing about the show perks my interest I find something else to do.

The point I'm making is, I can go weeks at a time without watching an entire episode of Raw, and not miss a thing. That not entertaining imo.
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SaySo says so you better listen Peter Hilton
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I don't have a Nielsen box attached to my TV. How am I giving them ratings?

I tune in because I like wrestling (still DVR SD), I want to like Raw, and usually not much is going on at 6 pm (i have DirecTV so I get the East Coast feed)

I give a try...if nothing about the show perks my interest I find something else to do.

The point I'm making is, I can go weeks at a time without watching an entire episode of Raw, and not miss a thing. That not entertaining imo.
I agree with you on that last paragraph. To much repetitive booking, imho.
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You know what's god awful and repetitive, hearing people complain about it. You think it would make folks find another thing to watch so they can forget about it.


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Why even devote 10 minutes when you already know what is coming. It's a waste of 10 minutes. It's better to find something else. It's repetitive, god awful...but you already know that. So stop giving them ratings.
Heaven forbid someone gives 10 minutes of their time to the WWE in the hope that they'll enjoy wrestling again.

Heaven forbid that people express their dissatisfaction in a thread intended for discussion of the WWE.

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Why even devote 10 minutes when you already know what is coming. It's a waste of 10 minutes. It's better to find something else. It's repetitive, god awful...but you already know that. So stop giving them ratings.
He said he found it repetitive. It doesn't mean he's saying that they are doing the same thing today they did 10 years ago, although in some ways they could be. Well, he clarified it anyways, he's talking about he can probably catch one show a month, and keep up with the whole thing without loss in storyline, etc.

I'm more into WWE then any other wrestling, and I can admit that this is true. I don't even watch RAW most of the time anyways, because my job conflicts (I work when RAW comes on). The few times I have been able to catch it, I have caught up without a problem.

I'd like to add though, that my favorite brand is ECW, not RAW (or Smackdown). RAW has been my least favorite of the brands for a while now. The show to me is always going to be the "Safe" show, meaning they will always stay within' certain limits on that show, as it's their "Primary" show.
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The only way I think I will even like his character, is if he goes heel.
Every time I hear people say this it just... In my mind, the definition of a 'Heel' is a character who is designed to be hated. His role, his job, is to be hated. So when people say that they'd only 'like' someone if they went heel (and I hear it a lot, about Cena, Batista, Undertaker, Triple H, once about Jeff Hardy) it grinds my gears.

Not that it's the fan's fault. Well, partly it is, smarks seem to gleefully prefer heels (Note to Self: conduct psychological survey about why that is) but mostly it's WWE's fault. Their babyfaces are so restricted and bland that the Heels shine ever so brightly. It's not even WWE's fault. Look at Hollywood action movies. The villains are always the most fun. The lack of morallity. The raging id. It's wish-fulfilment at it's finest.

As I'm in danger of answering my own question, I'll conclude. I maintain that John Cena shouldn't turn heel. He should twist sideways, find an interesting, fun new level to his character and stay babyface, but with a new edge.

P.S. Caylen Croft got new gear, but it inexplicably doesn't match Trent Baretta's. The mind boggles. The music still rules.
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Unread 12-11-2009, 04:00 AM
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Every time I hear people say this it just... In my mind, the definition of a 'Heel' is a character who is designed to be hated. His role, his job, is to be hated. So when people say that they'd only 'like' someone if they went heel (and I hear it a lot, about Cena, Batista, Undertaker, Triple H, once about Jeff Hardy) it grinds my gears.

Not that it's the fan's fault. Well, partly it is, smarks seem to gleefully prefer heels (Note to Self: conduct psychological survey about why that is) but mostly it's WWE's fault. Their babyfaces are so restricted and bland that the Heels shine ever so brightly. It's not even WWE's fault. Look at Hollywood action movies. The villains are always the most fun. The lack of morallity. The raging id. It's wish-fulfilment at it's finest.

As I'm in danger of answering my own question, I'll conclude. I maintain that John Cena shouldn't turn heel. He should twist sideways, find an interesting, fun new level to his character and stay babyface, but with a new edge.

P.S. Caylen Croft got new gear, but it inexplicably doesn't match Trent Baretta's. The mind boggles. The music still rules.
/nod. The fact is, I need a totally different John Cena, heel is the fastest way to do that.

I think I would appreciate the character more if he had a chip on his shoulder... in this spot I had wrote probably close to two good paragraphs, and decided it can be said without so many words. I would book Cena as the Superman they have made him out to be. I'd have some kryptonite for him every now and then, but if he's not going to change sides, he needs to be seen as a "Face" threat, to anyone (heel or face), at all times, and shown to be intimidating to everyone at all times. IF Big Show or Jericho is out there bad talking him, and his music hits, they need to clear the ring ASAP and act as though they are not willing to confront him. People like Undertaker and possibly Kane should be the only one's that even act as though they think they have a chance (not in talking, but in Action).

IF not for the position they (WWE) put him in, I wouldn't feel this way. However, your going to make a Superman, you need to make a Superman and quit with the underdog crap, because that is boring and uninteresting (at least to me) at this point. He needs a change, period.
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Unread 12-11-2009, 06:20 PM
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CHARLIE HAAS IS GOD!

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WWE star Charlie Haas asked for his release from WWE several months ago. However, as opposed to granting that release, WWE actually re-signed Haas and gave him a raise, even though he hasn't been used on TV in a long while. The belief is that Kurt Angle had something in mind for Charlie Haas in TNA, and WWE wanted to avoid having him jump ship to the competition, so they re-signed him, gave him a raise, and are basically "benching him."

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Too good to let go, but too bad to get a push? Get a clue WWE.

Haas is the man, I still believe the Haas of Pain is the sickest looking submission of all time. I wish he would end up on ECW. He would be a great mentor. At least throw him down in FCW and teach new guys how to wrestle.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 12:21 AM
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I'm kind of curious and really hoping you guys can provide an answer for me. How is it that Cena is always "carryable" but never "good"? I mean, really? If he was only having good matches with Michaels and Taker I could understand the thought. But when he's having absolutely fantastic matches against Orton, Umaga, Edge, Punk, and putting out good matches against Show, HHH, and even pulling a decent match out of Khali. When does the IWC finally accept him as a legitimately talented performer?
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