S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
A "top face" should really be cheered. Just sayin'. That's basic.
I would have liked to see Cena with shaken confidence and self doubt. That seemed to be the jist of all the promos throughout the night, but then when he came out he was all like "well, sometimes you lose."
I agree. Throughout the show they kept making such a big deal about how he felt the WM match was a big deal, but then he comes out and says it doesn't matter and is cracking jokes and smiling halfway through the promo, with no desire to compete or redeem himself or anything.
He had the attitude of a loser that thinks it's all a big joke, like the worst kind of corporate stooge, the son of the boss who fucks up but knows he won't be fired. It's hard to see a guy who reacts like that and feel like he should be cheered as a face or held up as a paragon of virtue.
It's one thing to rise above hate, but once you start acting like the outcomes don't matter and that winning is meaningless, you've crossed a line and become part of the bullshit "participation medals for everyone, we don't keep score, everyone is a winner" crowd. It's good to want to win, and you can be the guy that wants to win the right way and won't stoop to the hate, but still care about wins and still be a gracious loser while also showing that you are pissed that you lost and have a strong desire to win. Cena didn't do that, at all, even though the whole show had seemed to promise that's what we would see when he finally came out.