The Internet Wrestling Community is out of control with hate, sadness, and disappointment following the WWE 2013 Royal Rumble. Unfortunately for those fans whether they like it or not, the best business decisions were made at the Rumble.
I must say I was pretty surprised to see all of the anger on social media immediately following the Royal Rumble. Fans took to Twitter and other social media outlets to voice their displeasure over both CM Punk losing the title and John Cena winning the Rumble. I can empathize with their passion but at the end of the day it’s time to get a grip.
Let’s start with John Cena. I’m not a fan (although anytime I say anything remotely positive about him here I am accused of being a Cena lover) but I can respect his impact on business. Whether I like him or you like him, he is the biggest draw in the WWE today. The ratings prove that, the buyrates prove that, and the merchandise sales prove that. Saying anything different is just simply a fan thinking with their heart and not their head.
I didn’t want to see Cena win the Rumble but as it played out I started trying to come up with other scenarios. Anybody but Cena winning wouldn’t have made sense. Sure it would have been a fun swerve, but how could you go with anyone else besides Cena in this year’s WrestleMania scenario? I would have loved to see Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, or even Randy Orton win but it just wouldn’t have made sense in the big picture. Cena winning was the right move whether we like it or not.
Now let’s get to CM Punk. I have read countless tweets from fans saying Punk was disrespected, screwed, etc. First of all, I don’t know anyone ..read more