John Cena the man – great. John Cena, WWE character – awful.

Cena’s been a mainstay on WWE TV for far too long. His character has turned in to a shameless marketing tool that comes to the ring wearing a merchandise booth. Because he sells so many items that kids gobble up the WWE continues to rely on him as the main draw for their product, and will continue for too many years to count. It’s no secret that HHH abuses his power to bury wrestlers like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Sting, and there is a continuing list that goes on even today. Sure, HHH put Daniel Bryan over at Wrestlemania 30, but it was only because the fans demanded it and would have crapped on the show without him in the main event. Still, he doesn’t hold a candle to the political nightmare named John Cena.

Cena is a heel, whether WWE likes it or not. They call him polarizing, but he’s not. He’s hated by so many more fans than the ones that like him and that’s fact. They push him as a fan favorite anyways, and what that does is pit him against true fan favorites. So, like a true politician, John takes his shovel and kills any momentum that they have, thus protecting his position.

Super Cena is the term for his character’s ability to get shot, hung, drawn and quartered, and burned alive and still come back and beat five people at the same time. This is the reason people get buried and that fans hate him.

Here are the top 5 burials that came from John Cena either from fear of losing his position, or just to make him look stronger than ever.

Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder busted his ass to get over with fans. His internet show became popular despite the cheesy Jersey Shore type gimmick. Fans chanted “We want Ryder” every chance they got and eventually WWE gave him to us. Rather than put him a feud for the Intercontinental title they put him in the main event scene with none other than John Cena. The story was stupid even by WWE standards. There was a love triangle with Eve Torres that did nothing for his career, but as stupid as that was it was nothing compared to Ryder losing to Cena before that.  John Cena personally derailed the Ryder Revolution.


WWE has a tendency to bring in guys as MONSTER heels and allow them to destroy everyone in their path not named John Cena. After Rusev crushed the others – here comes John Cena. Sensing that Rusev was in danger of approaching his position in the company backstage with the McMahons he lobbied to defeat Rusev, and he did. Rusev is now a part of the awful League of Nations. Cena strikes again.

Bray Wyatt

This is the one that is unforgivable. Bray Wyatt exploded on the scene with his cult leader gimmick and the fans saw gold around his waist almost instantly. Unfortunately, like Stone Cold says “ah-ahhh”. John Cena would handle all three of the Wyatts to the point of ridiculousness that he stole all of their thunder and ensured that they would not overtake his position in the company. Want proof? John Cena and The Rock made them look like fools at Wrestlemania 32 even though the 100,000 fans cheered Wyatt to the nth degree. Cena buried Wyatt again in front of the biggest audience ever. Way to go John.

Damien Sandow

One of the most beloved wrestlers on the WWE roster had an intellectual gimmick that shouldn’t have been accepted by the internet wrestling community hardcore fans, but it was. Sandow had charisma, looks, and in ring skills. He was the total package. Enter John Cena. The night after Damien Sandow won the Money in The Bank briefcase he gets beat by Cena and made to look weak. Now he is a high paid jobber. John Cena is the worst.

Finally…this one is the worst.


In one of the craziest, most head scratching bookings of all time John Cena defeated the entire Nexus stable. A bunch of promising developmental wrestlers were called up to the WWE and they started destroying everyone in their path, wrestler or not. He realized how popular this group was getting and instead of helping them achieve greatness he buried them and not only did he bury them, apparently he fought tooth and nail to defeat them. He refused to lose according to MANY sources and finally won out. Later, he would admit it was stupid, but it’s too late John. You ruined so many careers and one of the greatest groups in recent memory.

Here are the people John Cena, most of the time at the same time. Source: Wikipedia

Wade Barrett June 7, 2010 January 3, 2011 Original leader of The Nexus.[45]
Daniel Bryan June 7, 2010 June 11, 2010 [46][47]
Darren Young June 7, 2010 August 16, 2010 [48]
Skip Sheffield June 7, 2010 August 22, 2011 Suffered an ankle injury at a live event in Hawaii in August 2010, but never left the stable. However, he was never mentioned as member of The New Nexus.
Michael Tarver June 7, 2010 October 4, 2010 [49]
Justin Gabriel June 7, 2010 January 10, 2011
Heath Slater June 7, 2010 January 10, 2011
David Otunga June 7, 2010 August 22, 2011
John Cena October 3, 2010 November 21, 2010 Left the stable after he was “fired” and forced to “retire” after Wade Barrett lost his WWE Championship match to Randy Orton atSurvivor Series.
Husky Harris October 25, 2010 January 31, 2011 [50][51]
Michael McGillicutty October 25, 2010 August 22, 2011
CM Punk December 27, 2010 July 17, 2011 Became the leader of The New Nexus in January 2011 after Wade Barrett lost a triple-threat steel cage match to Randy Orton and Sheamus.
Mason Ryan January 17, 2011 June 27, 2011
4 thoughts on “5 times John Cena abused his backstage pull to bury popular wrestlers”
  1. Sadly, these things have happened, and guess what, kids? He tweeted that he’s coming back soon. My thoughts? R.I.P. Cesaro, Owens, Enzo and Cass, Corbin, Zayn, Styles, and as always, Dolph Ziggler…. Cena’s injury is healed, and he’s polishing his shovel. The one that always pissed me off was how they did Punk and WM. The dude held the biggest prize in the game, and STILL never got to headline. Nope, The Rock vs Cena headlined. Folks were like, hey, it’s the WWE Championship, that should’ve been the main event. WWE fixed that the next year. Yay, right? NO, they brought back The Rock, had him take the title, and guess who was back to fill out that WWE Championship main event, “Once in a Lifetime, part deux” Huh? Yep. No, I didn’t miss Cena, and sadly, with Samoan Cena being “The Guy”, I actually started missing Seth Rollins. How sick is that? Oh, and don’t think I didn’t see the irony of this article being followed by advertisements of Cena’s merch lol

  2. So ur pretty much gonna whine n b*tch when Cena beats a guy you like?

  3. And apparently reading isn’t your strong suit. Never said I liked any of these guys. Just stating an observation.

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