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  • When did you see Cena coming?

    Be honest, when did you yourself find it apparent that Cena was going to be the next big company guy? What tipped you off? Were you part of the IWC yet? Remember, this guy debuted in the WWE 2002, had his first Mania at Wrestlemania XX and his first title at Mania 21 all as a Smackdown guy.

    Oh yeah, this thread is sort of a knee jerk reaction to the various complaints that no new stars are being made and they wont be made as long as part timers are around... all the while I see quite a few fresh faced superstars on the roster.

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    Retroactive part 2... Is there anyone else that gives you that feeling that he will be huge?
    Last edited by Dose; 04-25-2013, 07:56 PM.

    Credit to BezerroBizarro from DeviantArt and Lony for Resisizing!
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    Originally posted by Big Pete
    0 days since a Cena fight. C'mon guys we need to at least get it up to two.
    http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=123457 THE KID VS DOSE MATCH IS ON!!!!

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    Re: When did you see Cena coming?

    I saw the potential after his debut match with (a heel) Kurt Angle. Fast forward to almost a year and a half later on PPV and the guy had the crowd split against coincidentally (a babyface) Kurt Angle!

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    • #3
      Re: When did you see Cena coming?

      In early 2005, I saw Cena on his way to becoming the next big company guy.
      I thought John Cena outshined everyone else on the road to Wrestlemania 21, and I wondered why he wasn't wrestling in the last match of the night.
      That's OK, WWE got it correct the following year.

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      • #4
        Re: When did you see Cena coming?

        I was like 12 at the time, but I did have a decent bit of knowledge of wrestling and knew it the backstage stuff a small bit due to my older brother watching with me and telling me things, but it was at Wrestlemania 20 when he won the US Title and the crowd was just so stinking behind him, I thought 'Man this guy is going to be big!'
        Just because they're little
        doesn't mean they don't pack a punch

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        • #5
          Re: When did you see Cena coming?

          Originally posted by Dose View Post
          Be honest, when did you yourself find it apparent that Cena was going to be the next big company guy?.
          When Brock left

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          • #6
            Re: When did you see Cena coming?

            Personally I too thought the WWE wanted great things from this guy due to his impressive debut... but I personally wouldn't have used that strong debut as an indicator that he was going to be the face of the company one day... I wouldn't even use that debut as an indicator that he would one day be a main eventer.

            Personally, I am one of those guys that didn't see Cena coming at all because I was being misdirected by what I was watching on Raw. To me, it was obvious that Batista was going to be the next guy. He got the best of Evolution and closed out Mania as the champion of Raw over Triple H. Of course I wasn't part of the IWC so although I knew Cena was to be in a movie, I didn't know it was going to coincide with his title reign and album and be used as a mega launching point. And I didn't even acknowledge it due to his first year as champion being so rough. But once that mega long title reign happened (the one that ended with his injury I think), there wasn't really any denying it. Cena was going to beat everyone because he was the guy the WWE chose.

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            Originally posted by Big Pete
            0 days since a Cena fight. C'mon guys we need to at least get it up to two.
            http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=123457 THE KID VS DOSE MATCH IS ON!!!!

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            • #7
              Re: When did you see Cena coming?

              When he had his Ruthless Aggression talk with Vinnie Mac. Seriously though it was when he won the US Title against the Big Show at Mania. You could see that this guy was the future... and then once that notion sank in I cried my eyes out for days. I knew my time of truly enjoying wrestling to its fullest was now slowly coming to a screeching hault.

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              • #8
                Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                This moment, right here. '02, I believe. Pretty early on. Don't ask me why, I've never understood it. But, when I first saw this, my reaction was "This guy is gonna be HUGE."

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                • #9
                  Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                  I added the following to the OP, retroactive part 2... Is there anyone else that gives you that feeling that he will be huge?

                  Credit to BezerroBizarro from DeviantArt and Lony for Resisizing!
                  http://bezerrobizarro.deviantart.com...oshi-163705876
                  Originally posted by Big Pete
                  0 days since a Cena fight. C'mon guys we need to at least get it up to two.
                  http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=123457 THE KID VS DOSE MATCH IS ON!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                    I knew it during that Halloween episode where he started his rap gimmick. I can't say I've ever liked the guy, but he has had some good matches along the way and he does have charisma, which was evident very early in his career.

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                    • #11
                      Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                      Sometime in 2003, I'd say. Was a huge fan already.

                      Also, I can't be the only one who laughed at the thread title, can I?

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                      • #12
                        Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                        I remember thinking pretty early on , especially after his match with Angle that he was going to make it pretty far in this business. I don't know that I thought he'd become the biggest star of the decade but he always had that aura about him.

                        As for part two ... Roman Reigns seems to have it all and should become huge. I also think Seth Rollins is going to be pretty big down the road.

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                        • #13
                          Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                          well lets see......i had my eye on him since he debuted and recall ALOT of camparisons to him and a young sting being made. he had a match with albert that he won on heat hitting a proto bomb (a move he used to do extremely well untill it turned into what it is now has the set up for the five knuckle shuffle today) that greatly impressed me.

                          then he turned heel with a hip hop act that totally killed me on him. he later debuted the FU which on first seeing i assumed was a botched or lazy DVR....nope thats how he intended it!

                          then out of the blue...i noticed this fucker was making me laugh with his raps! (and im not a rap or hip hop fan) and he won me over inspite of everything. when he won the us title from bigshow at wm20 i knew he was on his way and i was on board.

                          so then i guess. wm20.

                          its kinda funny, if the company didnt change out his gimmick when he just won the title and make his personalized spinner belt the default wwe title id probally still be a fan today. way to kill a good thing wwe.
                          "Everyone back to my trailer for pot pies and mountain dew" - Kevin Nash

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                          • #14
                            Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                            Honestly? About early 2003. His name just had a ring to it. I remember when he wrestled Brock for the title at Backlash 2003 and I remember thinking it was way too early but one day he would be the top guy. It was inevitable for me, not sure if anyone else felt the same.

                            "Did you hear the one about the man, who can't be destroyed?"

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                            • #15
                              Re: When did you see Cena coming?

                              I think the exact moment when it dawned on mean that John Cena was having the rocket strapped to him was Carlito's debut on SmackDown, when Cena dropped the United States Championship, then they wrote him off to film The Marine, and he came back and destroyed Carlito and Jesús. Cena looked like an absolute beast in the first match, and that was the moment I first thought, "Wow, there is no reason he shouldn't be WWE Champion." And then when he came back from the storyline knifing way earlier than expected and flat-out destroyed Carlito and Jesús, it was obvious.

                              Prior to that point, I thought Cena was great and was hoping that he'd be a big deal. But that was the couple of weeks that really cemented it.

                              I was very much an ignorant mark (and ignorant kid) at the time.
                              Last edited by DC; 04-25-2013, 11:39 PM.

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