Despite being 39-years-old and having spent 15 years in the WWE, John Cena is still the biggest name in the industry. It’s because of his pure brilliance as a promoter, his dedication to his craft, and his love for the fans. Recently, the WWE began a storyline between Cena and up-and-comer A.J. Styles, as the company tries to establish Styles as one of its new stars.
Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows are known as The Club in WWE circles, and the threesome has set its sights on John Cena in recent weeks. More than once, Cena has been on the receiving end of a beatdown at the hands of Styles and The Club, as it didn’t seem that anyone would be willing to team up with John and fight the three men.
On Monday Night Raw this past week, The Club made another appearance on stage and Styles led a dialogue talking about how the three were going to beat up John Cena. At the end of the bit, Styles, Anderson and Gallows headed to the ring and began another assault on Cena. It looked as if The Club was going to do some real damage, but then John got some unexpected help from Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady.
— WWE (@WWE) July 8, 2016
“I mean, come on, what’s more fun than beating up John Cena,” AJ Styles said.
The help from Enzo and Cass has set up a six-man tag match for WWE Battleground where The Club will face John and Enzo and Cass. The match will allow Styles and Cena to continue their rivalry while allowing Enzo and Cass to get a big rub from having a future Hall of Famer in John Cena on their team and allowing the WWE to continue with a potential storyline after Battleground with Gallows and Anderson.
— WWE (@WWE) July 5, 2016
In addition to the big match at Battleground, Styles’ monologue on Monday Night Raw gave birth to the #BeatUpJohnCena hashtag on Twitter. The hashtag has become the topic of many memes across the social media network, some of which are quite hilarious.
— Chrissy (@chrissyrotella) July 6, 2016
— TheUzigunner (@TheUzigunner) July 6, 2016
— Broken Timmy Mnemic (@TimmyMnemic) July 5, 2016
After seeing how big the hashtag had grown, John finally responded through his own Twitter account this week.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 6, 2016
It’s examples like this tweet that show why Cena is still the face of WWE. John didn’t have to respond to the hashtag. He just as easily could have ignored it and continued with his everyday life, but after seeing the traction it had gained on Twitter, Cena made the decision to add fuel to the fire. It was a brilliant move by one of the greatest to have ever stepped inside a WWE ring, and it’s the reason why John makes nearly $10 million a year, as the Inquisitr reported earlier this week.
Cena also made news recently, also as reported by the Inquisitr, as it’s come to light that John isn’t going to be doing as many house shows in the future as he plans to dial back his schedule. John Cena still plans on doing the television shows nearly every week, but wants to lighten his load by not being on the road as much.
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