John Cena is arguably one of the biggest superstars in WWE history, having achieved every possible recognition during his long tenure in Vince McMahon's company. His fans were hoping for a better exit for the 16-time world champion, who gradually stepped away from wrestling to successfully embark on the film adventure.
Suffice it to say that this year the leader of the 'Cenation' did not even take part in WrestleMania, which took place over two evenings in front of a small slice of spectators. During the last edition of the 'Legion of RAW' show, former WWE writer Vince Russo analyzed how WWE should have had more courage with Cena, propitiating his turn heel several years ago.
Vince Russo on John Cena
“A lot of insiders have forgotten that public booing at John Cena started as far back as 2005, but WWE didn't want to listen to people. Vince McMahon's wish was for John to be a career-long babyface, regardless of fan reaction to him.
When you don't listen to your audience and don't comply with their wishes, a questionable character comes out like (John) Cena has been for several years,” said Vince Russo. "You have to listen to people, if you don't do it for too long you risk that a slice of the WWE Universe will move away from this business," he added to the dose.
In Russo's opinion, WWE has no interest in modifying its product: “The fault is not only theirs but also the contracts they are guaranteed. If they are assured of an X amount every single week, no matter how many viewers follow the show, they will continue to copy and paste this.
They have to fill three hours every Monday and that's exactly what they are doing. There is no incentive for WWE to improve its shows. If I had been a member of the USA Network, I would not have acted this way, but unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about it”.
Vince Russo was on this week's edition of Sportskeeda's Legion of RAW hosted by Dr. Chris Featherstone. During the weekly RAW review, Russo slammed the current state of the WWE product. "We talked about it last week.
This is a copy and paste show. That's all it is. It's copy and paste, copy and paste. You know what I want to talk about? You know who is really scr*wed here? USA Network," said Russo. Another significant development saw Charlotte Flair get reinstated on RAW by WWE Official Sonya Deville.
We also witnessed Randy Orton form an unlikely alliance with Riddle and the duo knocked off former Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander.