John Cena Defends WWE Creative Team Despite Low Viewership
John Cena has shown his support for the WWE creative team, stating that wrestlers are responsible for the drop in viewership. Is he right?
John Cena once again proves he is a company man by supporting the WWE creative team amid dropping viewership ratings and fan discontent. Of course, it is important to pay attention to John’s latest statements, as he does have a point.
Wrestlers Are Responsible
In a recent interview with Fightful, John Cena stated that the creative team is not to blame for the recent decrease in viewers. In fact, Cena thinks it is the responsibility of wrestlers to head out there and create magic.
“I hate hearing people say ‘creative has nothing for me’ or ‘they’re not writing good things for me’. You have a small crew of writers who has to write a mass amount of segments and they churn out general stories. The best, most brilliant situation in the world is, two guys are going to have a match tonight, figure it out.”
What About Poorly Written Segments
One could argue that John Cena has a point, supported by the whole “when life give you lemons” saying. That being said, what happens when a WWE superstar gets a really poor segment from creative that does not match the superstar in question. Well, Cena has an answer for that too.
“Or, getting something that is not good because then you can take it and go with the writer and make it your own.”
During his interview, John Cena mentions that there are guys who take it up with the creative team and make a segment their own. He mentioned WWE superstars such as The Miz, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, and Bray Wyatt.
Is Better Cooperation Between WWE Writers And Talent The Solution?
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John Cena does have a point. While I do not place the blame of dropping viewership ratings completely in the camp of WWE wrestlers, I do believe Cena has a point by stating there should be better cooperation between WWE writers and superstars.
Of course, what John Cena does not mention is that there is a problem with middle management. While bookings should not really matter for a superstar who could make any segment his own, there are certainly matches fans would like to see more than others. There is also the buildup to those matches, who are often very scripted and often overseen by higher management. So, how much freedom do superstars have into making segments their own? Do they truly get the opportunity to put up amazing promos and segments? Or are there are a lot of things that are pulled by WWE management?
Even though John Cena makes an excellent point, I doubt it is as simple as that. If you are a superstar with a lot of clout, that rule may apply. But, what about those superstars who do not have that kind of power?