- Jul 14, 2004
- Reaction score
- Baton Rouge
I was there.Far as the E is concerned, for me, the most exciting was when this thing first kicked off - New Orleans' first Mania.
It's a case of "don't know what you've got until it's gone." Just in my casual viewing of wrestling stuff on Youtube, I can't tell you how widely I've seen the appreciation for Cena and how good he helped make the WWE product. As someone who has always felt comfortable talking the guy up [durr, obviously], it just seems so bizarre to see so many other wrestling fans comfortably talking so favorably about him now, too.It's kind of funny to consider that John Cena is (correctly) being retrospectively viewed as a significant net positive to the industry, when for a solid portion of his run it was "We've Cena Nuff", "Ugh, Super Cena".....and people screaming for him to turn heel.
I think there became this assumption that him turning heel would basically be a Hollywood Hogan moment......and while I don't think it would have had nearly that big of an impact, I do think Cena should have at least attempted it. I wonder if they were afraid that he would eventually just become the "cool heel", and then you end up with a 2001 Austin situation where this supposed epic heel turn happened at Wrestlemania, but by the end of the year he's playing a guitar and singing Christmas carols.
Cenation running things up in this place now!You just poked the bear bro! and I love it!!
Go get him Joe!!!!!
I miss those days as well. Honestly, though, the only WWE show worth watching is Smackdown, and that's really just due to Reigns. His heel run is everything we all thought it could be and more. The rest? Even when it isn't outright bad, it's still kinda ho-hum.I also miss the days of when we would watch Raw together and this thread was one of the most active here. I haven’t watched WWE programming in months which sucks because I actually like some of the talent they have there. Even with AEW I’ve missed some shows but that’s due to me forgetting it was on because I work most Wednesdays but I am getting a little bored with the NWO type ending the last couple weeks but it fits the story they are telling
Supposedly, Lee is dealing with an injury. I hope that's all it is. He's being replaced in the match by Morrison.So Asuka/Lacy Evans seems to have been cancelled for tonight and Keith Lee has been pulled from the US title shot tonight at EC according to PW Insider. They already had a short card tonight.