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WrestleMania XXX: Progress Only Works if John Cena Allows it To Happen

The greatest thing the WWE can do right now, and after WrestleMania XXX is leave John Cena off the WWE World Title bandwagon. The same could be said for other company superstars, but for now, let’s just concentrate on the fact the WWE is slowly learning Captain Jorts will not be with the company forever and younger or newer superstars have to emerge from the locker room for there to be a continuation of success for the WWE to continue down its own yellow brick road of happiness.

Life without Cena is not eminent, however it is a topic the company and the fans should deal with sooner than much later.

Can the company that has gone to the well over and over again for success, which has bitten itself in the face, rely on Cena forever? No. Should it rely on Randy Orton or Batista or any of the other veteran superstars (Christian, Kane, Big Show, and Mark Henry) to bail out the company that made them famous?

NO.

But Cena is the one piece of the puzzle that must move first. There is such a harsh stance on Cena with his unwillingness to change, his brash and bold way of not moving with the masses and his staunch belief if he changes anything about him, he appears to be as fake as any of the failed characters in Vince McMahon’s circus. I am sure McMahon never figured on playing dominoes with his employees, but it looks like that might have to happen if Cena – who is part of a pretty good program with Bray Wyatt – cannot move aside and allow Wyatt, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Antonio Cesaro sit on the throne he has kept warm for over a decade now.

It’s called natural progression and each wrestling organization goes through it.

Looking back at wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s, the progression was gradual, not the immediate rise of performers we see today. Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino gave way to Bob Backlund and Tito Santana and eventually Hulk Hogan. Eddie Graham was a rock star in Florida, but knew Dusty Rhodes had more charisma as a performer and more chance of winning over fans against Pak Song, Terry Funk and the Assassins. David Von Erich was on his way to accomplishing the same thing in Texas and Missouri. Ric Flair had his coronation in matches with Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel.

And some guy named Austin had three of the best matches in WWE history against some guy named The Rock. Progressional, yes. Earth shattering, not as much.

Today, the moves of wrestlers up and down the ladder of success is as fleeting as a rising stock in New York. The company’s old guard (along with its owner) will soon need to step aside and see if this can be a workable environment.

The Road to WrestleMania XXX is also the “Road to a new WWE.” in many ways. If the product is to stand on its own two feet (and this Authority angle is to blossom) then all this talk by Cena about the new superstars stepping up should be met with pleasure of sorts. Right now, it would seem that Cena and other WWE superstars are the only thing holding back another era born within the business.

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