WWE Fastlane 2018 Results: Why John Cena’s Loss Suggests He …
March 12, 2018 - WWE
WWE Fastlane 2018 noted nonetheless another vital detriment for John Cena as “The Champ” has strictly transitioned from “Super Cena” to aging maestro who has mislaid his way.
Cena was a late further to a six-pack plea for a WWE Championship during Fastlane, expected since WWE motionless to pierce full steam forward with a storyline that he simply doesn’t have “it” anymore and therefore has no transparent trail to WrestleMania 34. Going into a pay-per-view, many fans could see another better for Cena entrance a mile divided both since Cena didn’t seem to fit into a WWE pretension skeleton and since he’s prolonged been penciled in for a WrestleMania compare opposite The Undertaker or possibly even a hitch opposite Rey Mysterio.
Purely from a storyline perspective, Cena’s detriment finished clarity in that it embellished a design that Cena can’t win a large one anymore. But if we demeanour over what Cena’s detriment means for his impression on-screen, it was indeed utterly telling.
Throughout WWE history, vacating superstars have “done a honors” by putting over other superstars on their approach out of a company. Ric Flair did it for Shawn Michaels, who incited around and did it for The Undertaker, who’s finished it both for Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Now, Cena seems to be doing only that for a series of categorical register stars, that is a revealing pointer that he could shortly be withdrawal a company.
Since a summer of 2017, WWE has run by scarcely all of Cena’s probable dream matches like they’re going out of style. In roughly each scenario, WWE rushed into those matches, and in roughly each match, it was transparent WWE wasn’t accurately perplexing to strengthen Cena. It all started when WWE incidentally threw together a Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura compare final August, a hitch that got only one week of build, that Cena mislaid and that resulted in a really scanty 1% boost in SmackDown’s TV viewership.
Just a month later, WWE rushed into Cena vs. Roman Reigns during No Mercy, arguably a biggest compare a association could do as a battle between a tip dual sell sellers but one that didn’t boost a WWE Network subscriber count during all. That same month, Cena faced Braun Strowman in a randomly-thrown-together compare on an part of Raw that indeed had fewer viewers than a prior week’s episode. This January, Cena faced Finn Balor for a initial time ever in a high-stakes hitch on Raw, and yet, a show’s viewership was deliberate to be disappointing.
The fact that WWE gave divided so many Cena dream matches with so small build creates it clear: WWE isn’t certain how many longer Cena will be around, generally given that he isn’t advertised for any events after a post-WrestleMania part of Raw.
If we demeanour closely during a approach a stream WWE register is structured, Cena has recently faced many of a company’s tip stars or fastest rising ones, including AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Reigns, Strowman, Nakamura, Balor and a series of others. If WWE was certain about Cena’s destiny with a company, than we could rest positive that WWE wouldn’t feel a need to fist each final dream compare out of him before he’s gone.