Thursday, September 15, 2016

John Cena at Wizard World Chicago 2016

John Cena has had an interesting WWE career.  For the better part of the last 15 years, he has been the good guy face of the WWE.  He's a multi-time champ who usually floats around the main event scene.  Because of this, he is both cheered and booed.
I am in the pro-Cena camp.  I don't screech like a kid for him, but I appreciate all he has done in and out of the ring.  He is tireless.  He has done hundreds of charity events, such as "Make a Wish" appearances.  That type of dedication must be applauded.
His detractors will say he is stale or he hold down other talent.  I don't claim to know what happens backstage and I don't really care.  He is the ultimate performer.
I did not pass the chance to meet Cena at Wizard World.  Like him or not, you must respect his accomplishments and meeting such a legend is always cool.  For his part, Cena was gracious in the limited time given.  He greeted and thanked us individually.  That might sound simple enough, but it isn't a given in these circumstances.
Years from now, Cena will have to be included in the greatest conversation.  The significance of this meeting wasn't lost on me and actually even Jason enjoyed the chance, despite him being more on the fence than I am.
Jason Fleigel, John Cena and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2016.

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