Your Time Is Up His Time Continues by: Samuel Foster
In any company, you always look for the perfect ambassador. In the wrestling industry, the first names that would come to mind would be Ric Flair, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In 2002 the WWE was ending what was known as the ATTITUDE era. This was the Era of wrestling where the WWE (Formerly Known as the WWF) skyrocketed itself into pop culture with Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Kurt Angle, and DX as it main attractions. WWE Champion Kurt Angle was riding an all-time high as champion and Issued an Open Challenge to anyone in the back that. Out comes one of the recent Power Plant Grads John Cena and takes on the challenge by uttering the words “RUTHLESS AGGRESSION”.
From there John Cena has become the Standard bearer of the WWE and all its Interests. With His first WWE Championship Reign coming at Wrestlemania in 2005 by defeating the longest reigning WWE champion at the time in JBL. Steve Austin once said “To be the guy you have to be the guy that all women want to sleep with and the guy every guy wants to have a beer with.” Cena has bucked that trend entirely by being the guy that every young fan wants to be.
One would think that a kid would want to be Superman, Batman, or the Flash. Kids want to be John Cena. His wristbands and bright colors have become a staple at all WWE shows. The Never Give Up, Never Quit moniker has captivated children around the globe. Cena has made sure that the WWE is an integral part of the Make – A – Wish foundation by making the most wishes of children come true than any other person to be asked by the organization. This includes Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Lebron James.
As an in-ring performer Cena has garnered the rap of burying talent. The most recent claims would be the Wrestlemania match with Bray Wyatt where Wyatt lost to Cena. Cena has transformed himself from the upstart to the Veteran who is showing the newer guys the way. Most recently John Cena lemania match with Bray Wyatt where Wyatt lost to Cena. Cena has transformed himself from the upstart to the Veteran who is showing the newer guys the way. Most recently John Cena treaded hallowed ground by tying the 16-time World Heavy Championship Reigns tying the Legendary Ric Flair at Royal Rumble with a match of the year Caliber match with AJ Styles.
Cena recently lost the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber by being eliminated by eventual Winner Bray Wyatt. What’s next for the polarizing John Cena? Taker at Wrestlemania? Becoming Mr. 17 and Solidifying Himself within The Pantheons of Greats? Or something more? All we know is their time is up his time continues.