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    From Adage.com, John Cena gives Fred Flintstone an Attitude Adjustment

    The WWE's John Cena is about to lay the smackdown on Fred Flintstone, booting the prehistoric cartoon character from Fruity Pebbles boxes.

    Flintstones fans, relax: Fred isn't being sent back to the Stone Age. It's a limited-edition promotion covering 4 million boxes of Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, so Fred will still appear on some varieties. But his presence is likely to be Yabba-Dabba-subdued in the future as Post Holdings reshapes its packaging strategy for Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, which will now front a variety of Flintstones characters in rotation, including Fred, Barney, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino.

    "We've just been talking with kids. They wanted more variety," said Sharon Pupel, a Post marketing director. "Fred isn't necessarily the coolest or [most] relevant guy for kids who we are going after."

    John Cena, though, apparently is. The WWE first entered into a deal with Post last year after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson began teasing Mr. Cena for his brightly colored ring-gear, saying he looked like a "big, fat bowl of Fruity Pebbles." WWE executives say the plot twist was not an overt attempt to lure a new sponsor. But the WWE reached out to Post after it caught on with fans, who began chanting "Fruity Pebbles" in arenas.

    Mr. Cena was featured last year on 3 million boxes of Fruity Pebbles, but he was relegated to the top of the box, while Fred still appeared front and center. Now, Mr. Cena has prominent placement on the front and center of boxes, a rare feat for a non-Flintstones character. Other promotions are planned, including a sweepstakes, as well as a likely return of Mr. Cena to the front of boxes in the back-to-school period.

    For the WWE, the deal marks its most-significant partnership with a mainstream, family food brand since the organization began seeking such deals in the wake of toning down its act in 2008 to achieve a PG rating for the "Monday Night Raw" program. "It doesn't happen overnight," said Andrew Judelson, WWE's exec VP-sales and sponsorship. "Just because we say we've moved to PG doesn't mean corporate America immediately is going to respond," he added. "It takes consistency, it takes time and I think what's happening now ... is there is a tipping point." Other recent deals include a promotion with Colgate-Palmolive's Irish Spring soap. Mr. Judelson signaled that other similar deals are in the works.

    But the show, which once matched up scantily clad divas in thongs and routinely included sexual references, has hit a few bumps on the road to family-friendly viewing. In 2011, gay-advocacy groups criticized how Mr. Cena responded to the Rock when he began using the Fruity Pebbles line. As reported by gay and lesbian magazine Metro Weekly, Mr. Cena went on a rapping tirade that included a couple of anti-gay slurs, including a demeaning reference to "Brokeback Mountain." The WWE apologized and struck up a partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation that included sensitivity training. "We know that we have a gay fan-base, [so] we welcomed that opportunity," said a WWE spokeswoman.

    As for the "Fruity Pebbles" moniker itself, the WWE says that merely refers to Mr. Cena's colorful gear, and nothing else.
    While I think it's good that Cena and WWE can take something like this and make money off of it and Super Cena continues to get paid, I really do miss the era of rebelling against corporate overlords.

    Also, at WWE having sensitivity training.

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    This is awesome. I remember last year seeing a box of Fruity Pebbles with Cena on the back cover. Now he's going to be on the cover permanently. I love that WWE is working with Post. It's so cool that WWE took a negative chant towards Cena and made a positive out of it. Yes, making money is a positive thing!

    Maybe they can do something with Goat Face! I'd by the milk if they had him on it.

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    Just in time for Rock/Cena II perhaps?

    The machine in full swing lol
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    Just shows how much of fucking Boss Rock is...even getting dissed by Rock is a good career move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadNewsFan View Post
    Just shows how much of fucking Boss Rock is...even getting dissed by Rock is a good career move.

    The Rock is Wrestling Midas.
    Unless your name is Billy Gunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeki View Post
    Unless your name is Billy Gunn.
    Or Shawn Stasiak.



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    Champ, Cenation of PW.

    You're going to see a comment in this thread. Don't jump on it. Just don't.

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    Not really surprising news, I mean kids love the following; Cena, Cereal, and Sugar.

    It's Cena's way of promoting good nutrition for your children!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeki View Post
    Unless your name is Billy Gunn.
    Well nothing could ever could be done to help that guy.

    Not numerous Tag Title reigns, not being apart of the most popular faction in WWE history, not being on a main event level Tag Team, or winning the KOTR...NOTHING.

    Nobody ever gave a good fuck about the Ass Man and not even an angle with Rock could change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeki View Post
    Unless your name is Billy Gunn.
    I mean, that promo did almost make him infamous and never forgotten

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    Canning Fred Flinstone for John Cena is just plain wrong and I will never be able to buy Fruity Pebbles again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcone View Post
    Or Shawn Stasiak.
    Or Juventud Guerrera. Or Crash Holly, rest in peace.

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    As reported by gay and lesbian magazine Metro Weekly, Mr. Cena went on a rapping tirade that included a couple of anti-gay slurs, including a demeaning reference to "Brokeback Mountain." The WWE apologized and struck up a partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation that included sensitivity training. "We know that we have a gay fan-base, [so] we welcomed that opportunity," said a WWE spokeswoman.
    I laughed so hard after reading that. Not sure why, maybe it is because there is an actual magazine called, "Metro Weekly".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackblood28 View Post
    Canning Fred Flinstone for John Cena is just plain wrong and I will never be able to buy Fruity Pebbles again.
    he was a corny Ralph Kramden wanna be anyway.
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    Cena berried Fred Flinstone!!!! He has a family to feed!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Main Event View Post
    I mean, that promo did almost make him infamous and never forgotten
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    What infamous promo?

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    0 days since a Cena fight. C'mon guys we need to at least get it up to two.
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    Fred Flinstone promoted smoking to kids! He deserves to be jobless!



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    Other recent deals include a promotion with Colgate-Palmolive's Irish Spring soap.
    And Sheamus has his endorsement deal, fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkmania View Post
    Not really surprising news, I mean kids love the following; Cena, Cereal, and Sugar.

    It's Cena's way of promoting good nutrition for your children!
    I usually eat high fiber cereals, but it'll be a good change. I'll eat my Fruity Pebbles and become big and strong like Cena.


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    Oh, no.

    The last thing the Cenation needs is sugar and riboflavin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djm View Post
    And Sheamus has his endorsement deal, fella.
    In an ideal world yes.

    Of course, they'll give it to Hornswoggle.



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    So, does that make it okay for a 21-year old man to walk into an American Sweet Shop in England screaming f"OH MY GO JOHN CENA IS ON THE BOX!!" and buy every single box?

    Yes, yes it does.
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    Man, Cena really owes Rock one for this. Rock insulting Cena just made Cena richer. That, my friends, is swag. When your insults make people famous, you have way too much power over the people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JC91 View Post
    So, does that make it okay for a 21-year old man to walk into an American Sweet Shop in England screaming f"OH MY GO JOHN CENA IS ON THE BOX!!" and buy every single box?

    Yes, yes it does.
    I agree. It's quite alright.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krimzon View Post
    Man, Cena really owes Rock one for this. Rock insulting Cena just made Cena richer. That, my friends, is swag. When your insults make people famous, you have way too much power over the people.
    Screw the Dwayne. Cena owes him nothing. The Rock didn't intend to help Cena, his intentions were malicious. Its just that Cena Rose above hate and turned this lemon into a bowl of fruity pebbles.


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    Cenamark, remember that thing I said about not taking the very very obvious bait?

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    The heat between them was very real and the Rock was out to insult and humiliate John Cena. Cena was able to turn the Fruity Pebbles insult into something positive. This is all on Cena.


    Wipe him down with gasoline, till his arms are hard and mean.
    From now on boy this iron boat's your home.

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