By DBoy 14 Comments
While on vacation in Wildwood, New Jersey, I went to see the WWE Raw SummerSlam tour at the Wildwoods Convention Center, and it made me realize something about myself and who I actually was cheering for.
I went and got tickets for my father, my cousin's husband, which some of you might know as Forcene on XBox Live, and myself. I was very lucky, because when I got t here, they had just released floor seats for the event at $40 apiece. So we went and had a pretty good time. There were a lot of cool Superstars there. When John Cena came out, there was a huge pop from the crowd of approximately 10,000 people and no one was booing him. He was teaming up with Cryme Tyme against Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase Jr & Cody Rhodes. When the match was over, I rushed to where the Superstars went by and extended my arm when Cena passed. As he shook my hand, I told him "Good job champ". He replied "Thanks man". Wish I hadn't forgotten my camera in the car.
Seeing all of the kids cheer for him took me back a couple of years when I was young and watching the WWF. My idol back then was Hulk Hogan. Even though many people were saying that he sucked and prefered other more talented wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Tito Santana, I stuck with him, defending him to the bitter end. After watching all of these fans, from young kids to older ones, I realized that John Cena made all of them happy, just like Hogan used to make me happy. Funny thing is, Hogan and Cena were built out of the same mold. Both couldn't wrestle for shit but both were, and still are, huge Superstars, loved by millions of people worldwide. Why should one be different than the other? When John Cena isn't on Raw, they get very low ratings, and that's a proven fact.
I can honestly say that I've found new respect in John Cena. When I saw him hug a little boy who was screaming his name when he passed by, not because it would look good in front of the fans, but because he clearly wanted to make that kid's day, I smiled broadly. I know this blog probably won't get a ton of hits because of it's nature, but I couldn't care less. I'm a passionate wrestling fan, and seeing displays of affection like this, from big Superstars towards the fans, I think it needs to be known.
So John Cena, even though you couldn't wrestle your way out of a paper bag, you've earned my respect on that day. Keep on doing what you do so well, and that is making people happy. Word Life.