From AEW to WWE, it’s been a wrestling week that’s for sure so let’s dive straight into the topic at hand as we give you 6 reasons why John Cena is the GOAT.
After our recent visit to AEW All in London I noticed quite a few things.
I noticed that the crowd noise was the loudest when former WWE stars entered the ring.
Another thing I noticed was that the ring-walk music wasn’t as catchy or as iconic compared to WWE stars entrance music.
AEW were using licensed music and some of them really didn’t hit home such as Saraya ring walking to Queen despite her rock-chick like gothic appearance that demanded a heavier song to match her epic outfit.
Fozzy was the ring walk highlight for me. Their song Judas was being sung by Chris Jericho as he headed down the ramp to wrestle.
There were a few more good sound tracks but certainly not the ‘Adam Cole, Adam Cole, Adam Cole, Adam Cole’ track on repeat as he went down to the ring.
Whilst AEW is relatively new there’s no doubting its popularity and as far as a show goes I found it more entertaining than any WWE shows that I’ve attended but there was one thing that felt missing.
A genuinely big star.
I’m talking iconic big, transcendent big.
Chris Jericho is one hell of a name but he was never a headliner in the big fish pond of the WWE.
There’s not one AEW star that springs to mind on the level of Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker and of course, John Cena.
John Cena is undoubtedly one of the most iconic WWE Superstars of all time.
Following his surprise appearance at The O2 London during WWE Money in the Bank, Cena will be returning to SmackDown on Friday 1st September at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and appearing at WWE Superstar Spectacle at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India, on Friday 8th September.
Cena will also appear on SmackDown for seven consecutive weeks, beginning Friday 15th September through to the end of October.
John Cena has proven himself to be the G.O.A.T. in a myriad of ways, from his big screen moments to his philanthropy.
Here are six reasons why the WWE Universe keep wanting more:
Cena’s personality and strong connection with his audience, especially when it comes to his younger fans, cemented his status as a WWE legend long ago.
His signature catchphrases – “Never Give Up and “You Can’t See Me” – have transcended the WWE Universe and permeated mainstream global culture.
His ability to create exciting matches, promos and voiceovers are what has made him one of the most loved WWE Superstars in history.
Even people who can’t stand wrestling know of John Cena. A film star, an iconic meme giant and his pop culture references throughout mainstream and digital media is endless.
His Trophy Cabinet
During his expansive WWE career, Cena has become a 16-time WWE Champion – a record he currently shares with two-time WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair.
During his time on the main WWE roster, Cena has feuded with other big name WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Edge, Shawn Michaels, and The Rock.
His Kind Nature
Cena’s philanthropic efforts, including his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, have earned him a great deal of respect and admiration.
Cena holds the current Guinness World Record for granting the most Make-a-Wish wishes in history – 650 and counting – which The Guinness World Records site hailed as a “herculean” effort.
Almost 20 million people follow John Cena on Instagram, where his random approach to posting often leaves fans confused, but intrigued.
Over on X, Cena likes to wax philosophical, with 14 million followers logging on for his daily nuggets of wisdom. “The real challenge often starts after the finish line”, Cena posted last week.
His Film Roles
Cena’s mainstream popularity extends well beyond the WWE Universe. John Cena has starred in blockbuster Hollywood movies including the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Trainwreck,” “Bumblebee” and of course, 2023’s hottest Hollywood release, “Barbie” – where he played Mermaid Ken, alongside Mermaid Barbie, Dua Lipa.
Many fellow wrestlers and industry professionals have spoken highly of Cena’s professionalism, leadership, and willingness to help others succeed in the business. Check out the video below see Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Cody Rhodes, Bianca Belair, Kevin Owens and The Miz share the lessons they’ve learned from the legendary John Cena.
John Cena will make his triumphant return to SmackDown in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week, and in India just a week later. Tune in on TNT Sports