Ever since their influx of talent, WWE news is rampant with speculation on who the MVP is of the company. While John Cena is old news to some, many argue that he is still the backbone of the WWE. Brock Lesnar is one of their largest attractions, and wrestlers like Seth Rollins, A.J. Styles, and Kevin Owens are perceived to be the future of the company.
When deciding on the Most Valuable Player for the WWE, drawing power and popularity come into play; the reason someone decides to buy a ticket is the bottom line, whether they are cheering the superstar or rooting against them, so not every superstar is listed. For example, Braun Strowman may have a following, but no one is skipping an event if he doesn't show up.
The superstars listed below have either headlined pay-per-views, held WWE title(s), or are simply considered favorites among the WWE universe. Not all of them are competing wrestlers, however. Personalities like Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman, and Stephanie McMahon often get the loudest pop of the night, and they are drawing attractions in their own right. Who do you think is the MVP of the WWE? Take the poll below to voice your opinion and to see how your favorite superstar ranks; make sure to click the "vote" button at the bottom of the list.
Who Is The MVP Of The WWE?
The New Day
Heath Slater & Rhyno
In WWE news, John Cena is certainly making headlines. Since returning to WWE Smackdown, he certainly has an edge to his personality. Some feel the much awaited heel turn for Cena is around the corner, and many speculate that it's needed. In an interview with Rolling Stone conducted last April, WWE superstar John Cena gave his opinion on being a bad guy.
"I like the dynamic of the audience. Every single night it's different. But what's weird is that I'm a good guy because of all the kids and parents who like me, and a bad guy because I won't turn heel, which actually makes me both good guy and bad guy in one person."
But the "bad guy" he speaks of is far different than an actual heel in wrestling. Adults booing Cena because they are tired of his decade-plus gimmick is different than the way Chris Jericho is jeered. Forbes recently weighed in on the WWE news of a possible Cena switch, and brought up a great point in regards to the kids.
"Cena has heroically granted more wishes for the Make a Wish Foundation than any other celebrity. He's known for his philanthropy and kid-friendly persona…In addition, WWE says on a regular basis that its programming is pure entertainment and staged. It's not news to any wrestling fan that the industry is fixed. Gone are the days of true kayfabe, where bad guys were perceived to be evil in real life, or good guys like Hulk Hogan were perceived to be superheroes. And comparing Cena to Hogan is a perfect parallel for another reason that Cena should make the change.Between the AWA, WWE, and WCW, Hulkamania ran wild for well over a decade. As the years moved on, fans would always appreciate the "Hulkster," but they had grown tired of his babyface character of telling kids to say their prayers, eat their vitamins, and believe in themselves. Simply put, Hogan wasn't cool anymore. And then in 1996 at WCW's Bash at the Beach, Hulk did something that saved his career — he became a bad guy. He switched up his entire gimmick and went from wearing red and yellow to wearing black and white. This put him from being passé news to making headlines and being featured in major news programming. The same could happen for Cena.
That said, I don't believe kids get enough credit. They are intelligent and informed enough to separate Cena the on-screen character from the man who has dedicated unparalleled time to help those in need.
Cena's status as a giver and hero is safe with children. He can turn heel without losing them. It sounds crazy to even discuss this, but that's how deep his impact is with many of the youngest members of the WWE universe."
The most successful wrestlers are those that often reinvent themselves: Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, Triple H, and many others. John Cena has worn the same style of jean shorts, bright shirts, hats, and shoes for well over a decade. Aside from adding in a springboard stunner to his arsenal, Cena has also used the same set of moves, the same catchphrase ("You Can't C Me"), as well as the same ring music ("The Time is Now"). But many fans think that his face time is up, and his heel time is now.
Because nothing has changed.
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