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John Cena takes responsibility for Roman Reigns ‘having it tough’ with fans

John Cena

John Cena was considered the most polarizing figure in the history of WWE, that was until WWE decided to make Roman Reigns their next face of the company.

However interestingly, during a recent interview onĀ  Jimmy Traina’s SI Media Podcast, the Cenation Leader actually took the responsibility for Roman’s negative fan reaction.

Cena said that the Shield member has it tough and that he kind of ruined this for everybody with the format change the company did while entering the ruthless aggression era:

Roman has it tough. I kind of ruined this for everybody; the content and the format change did. Attitude Era was male 18-35. And our program still draws males 18-35. But we’re a PG program. Which means your audience is a six year old. I don’t say don’t cater to the male 18-35, but your audience starts at six or younger. So you have to give them essentially Shrek or Cars, or the Lego movie. Sometimes 18-35 year old dudes don’t want to watch the Lego movie. Don’t think there’s not a second in my mind that our audience isn’t six. Our audience is so mixed that there’s never going to be a good guy that appeals to everyone.

What do you think about John Cena’s comments? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the “end the PG era” people have a large overlap with the “I hate roman” people. Most of them see him as the face of the PG era, just like they did with Cena, and boo him for nothing more than that.

    If Reigns left WWE at the end of his contract, and went to join Bullet Club, he’d be an internet darling within a week, especially if he said he hates WWE.

    But, more on topic, your original comment sounded like you were saying Cena implied that people don’t cheer anyone, when what he was saying is that they don’t always cheer the guys getting the face pushes.

    Honestly, I think people would find WWE a lot more enjoyable if they didn’t focus too much on the minutiae of every backstage rumour coming out of the dirt sheets.

  • blkwolf13

    His point is that a Persona has to cater to younger Generations and therefore will not get the cheers sometimes by the older Generations because it is rated PG. That is his point. My point is that it has nothing to do with the PG rating, people are not cheering for reigns because everyone hates his clout in comparison to his performance except the little ones who do not understand and the others who are blindly into his look…

  • Keith Learmonth

    His point was that they’re not going to always cheer every good guy, though, not that they don’t cheer anyone.

  • Soulshroude

    Cena is posturing;… taking credit for someone else’s (anything) is lacking in integrity. The “script” calls for action, Reign’s was (no pun intended), reigned in as the face. There is no “pg” excuse nor reasoning for his (Reign’s) forecast. This article is a likely and a fine display of Cena trying to overshadow Reigns.

    I fully understand the article and its viewpoint. I don’t agree with it. Cena needs to step lightly otherwise, since his new “black attire” he may be seen/viewed as the HEEL he was always meant to be. He did it once… it”s TIME to go back to it. CENA, your STALE AS HELL!!!

  • blkwolf13

    Despite the audience being six-years-old somehow the 18 to 35 year olds do cheer for wrestlers. John Cena is making it sound like Roman Reigns as in a different WWE than the others. We cannot excuse his lame awkward Behavior anymore. I will admit that he is better on the mic and better at acting than before, however, the man still does not have impressive, explosive maneuvers. Which kind of sucks because he’s not a high flyer either except for that random jump over the Rope he does, evey single night lol