It’s all about eliciting reaction, and WWE superstar John Cena does that better than anyone.
When a WWE good guy walks to the ring, he hopes fans cheer him. When the bad guy enters, fans better boo.
No response usually means it’s time for change or a pink slip.
For Cena, he need not change as he holds the golden ticket, making him the most polarizing figure in WWE history.
Loud chants of “Let’s Go Cena” and “Cena Sucks” take turns filling the arenas when he appears.
Kids and women love Cena. Adult males not so much. That’s ok, because they are all either cheering or booing, and 100 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing.
Cena resonates well with kids. They believe in him, their good guy hero. Hustle, Loyalty, Respect is Cena’s mantra and thus theirs.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation thanked Cena during the recent SummerSlam Weekend in New York City as he granted his 500th wish, more than any other athlete or celebrity in Make-a-Wish history. A good guy.
Adult male fans would rather support the mantra’s antithesis (Lazy, Fickle, Disrespect), and they actually wish for attitude -- the in-your-face, trash talking, defy authority persona. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock.
WWE is touring Florida, and the company finishes the five-day adventure on Tuesday, Sept. 1 for WWE SmackDown tapings at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Just so happens Cena is showcasing his new ring gear, and the color scheme bears a striking resemblance to a favorite South Florida college football team.
With the college football season right around the corner, what will WWE/University of Miami fans do when Cena, decked in orange and green, bursts through the curtain at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena?
It’s all about ‘The U’ Can’t C Me.
How will U see him? Cena showing U support.
Will U boo Cena? Will U boo The U?
WWE Sunshine State Tour
Get your popcorn and your tickets.
WWE will be in Florida in late August and early September, and some events offer VIP meet-n-greet packages.
Here we go.
Just five days after SummerSlam, WWE visited the Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., on Friday, Aug. 28 in Estero/Fort Myers.
WWE continued its Florida swing on Saturday, Aug. 29 for a house show at the Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., #200, in Orlando.
WWE traveled to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St., at Florida State University on Sunday, Aug. 30 in Tallahassee. Bell time is 5 p.m.
WWE also visited the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., on Sunday, Aug. 30 in Daytona Beach. Bell time is 7 p.m.
WWE Raw is at the Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., on Monday, Aug. 31 in Tampa. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. with the live television show beginning at 8 p.m. on USA Network.
WWE SmackDown is at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Miami. Bell time is 7 p.m. The taped SmackDown will be broadcast 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 on Syfy.
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