(BP) Posted March 19, 2015 Report Share Posted March 19, 2015 It occurred to me today that unless something completely unanticipated happens, John Cena will be the first ace under Vince to never have a public falling out with the WWE. He'll be omnipresent after his retirement, and he will probably be the goodwill ambassador for the company for as long as he chooses. This is a stark contrast to pretty much every other wrestler that's ever held his position since the late 70s. The issues that developed with Bruno, Hogan, Warrior (short-term ace for the sake of argument), Bret, Austin, and Rock seem unlikely to occur with Cena. The specifics of those backstage problems are well-known, but big picture: What is it about Vince and the company ace that has caused history to repeat itself in slightly varied ways over the last forty years? What is it about Cena that's different? Is the core problem always Vince's business practices and his personality? Has he mellowed? Is it the nature of the spot? Has the company changed, or is there a generational shift in attitudes that sets Cena apart from his predecessors? Does the lack of competition as a leverage tool for Cena play a role? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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