Wrestling is for the children right now and it is kinda hard to doubt that. Cena is over and the fans do really seem to love him for the most part so it does not hurt to have him around now. Every wrestling company needs its super babyface and Cena fits the picture. I may not be a fan but Ill sit through it to see some of the other talent that does interest me.
Cena may be kind of stale but he is a draw, he sells merchindise are any WWE camera will show in the crowd, and he seems pretty damn loyal to the company. In WWE terms he is a good guy to hold the top spot because he is a good product. I know in any company I would be running I would be busting my ass to have a John Cena only because I know he wouldn't screw me over and people will buy the merch.
A lot of people think the PG thing is hurting the product but it all has to go in cycles and evolution to fit its market. You see all the young kids now but wait about 10 or 15 years when they have grown up watching the product. When the market ages then you should see the a shift in the style of programming to reflect the times and right now were back to getting the kids on the product like the 80's did and someday move on to a more mature product again like the 90's. Just wait and things should change.
Luckily the product already seems to be shifting so if your not happy with Cena at least were now in a time where young guys are being given chances again where even five years ago the WWE only really had a few people in the main event scene. Now you see guys like Sheamus, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, and Jack Swagger appear in the main event as well as guys like Orton, Edge, and Cena. I mean with Miz as champ and what seems to be a build up for a pretty good match soon (Cant remember what day you wacky UK fellas get shows anymore so don't wanna spoil anything) if you don't like Cena then take your pick of the other talent popping up. In my opinion the WWE has a booming midcard now.
Anyways, best ever.
1. Austin - Austin put a lot of butts in seats and sold merchandise like a madman. His career may have been shortish but he has the most lasting impact.
2. Hogan - Come on, Hogan made wrestling big in the 80's and made some huge WWE moments. Second only because in order to be best IMO you have to at least have one match you can look back on and say "Wow, that was a wrestling great." And most of Hogans matches sorta flow into each other with big moments to separate them.
3. HBK - The man did a lot in his career and his longevity and quality matches all throughout make him a big part of WWE. He may be known as a dick from reports but the man is a classic making machine.
4. Bret Hart - No need to mention his matches as anyone knows what he has done but in my opinion Bret is someone who stood out even when it seemed like the world was against him. He is a man that made his own legacy with nothing but hard work and determination. Even when he gets constantly screwed over he always managed to shine through. The only man to spit and punch Vince McMahon and still gets to be remembered as one of the greatest of all time, because we know its the WWE now who decide who is considered a legend or not.
5. The Undertaker - I say Taker because he has proven his longevity and he brings the spectacle to life. No one, it seems, has ever had a gimmick that strikes you as close as his does to the point where even as adults who understand all the inner points of wrestling we choose to give up on it all and for a moment forget that you know its fake and let yourself believe that he is the Deadman appearing and disappearing in the ring and now with the Wrestlemania streak its hard to imagine a Wrestlemania where the streak does not get defended.
Woot woot, lengthy post but I havent said anything in a while so...I think that makes up for it.