Punchy wrote:The whole face/heel concept seems to be fundamentally broken in WWE.
Face John Cena will be booed no matter what he does.
Heel CM Punk (and others) will be cheered no matter what he does.
Is this WWE's fault or the fan's? It's hard to say.
I think that a big part of the problem right now is that you have a guy like John Cena who, in the ring as a character has become stale and boring but can't grow or develop because of the things that he does outside of the ring. As fans and adults, we know that they don't want to pull the trigger and turn Cena heel because of all the hard work that he does for charities and children. Children still love him because they are told to love him because he has loud, colorful t-shirts, and he makes them laugh by making fun of him opponents. Kids make their parents buy his shirts and his merchandise and that makes the WWE money. As long as the kids keep buying into the SuperCena character I'm afraid that we, the fans, are stuck with him. Frankly, in my opinion, that sucks.
People cheer for guys like CM Punk even though they are heels, because they are constantly growing and developing. Even if we may not like some of the things that they are doing, we appreciate the fact that they are trying something new. Just look at what happened when Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight title, people went crazy! This is a big reason why I think that CM Punk easily got the better of The Rock leading up to the Royal Rumble. While The Rock came out and did his same old song and dance routine, basically coming out sounding like a schoolyard bully, CM Punk refused to stand there and take it.