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HULK HOGAN OR JOHN CENA, WWE TOTALLY WASTED RUSEV’S POTENTIAL, WRESTLING THINGS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO IGNORE

By Dave Scherer on 2020-05-06 10:00:00

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I was always wondering, since there are no DQ's in a cage or ladder match, why doesn't the heel just handcuff his/her opponent(s) to the rope & escape the cage or easily climb the ladder? 

That is one of those things about wrestling that we are just supposed to ignore.  I agree with you.  It’s one of those “that doesn’t make sense” kind of things but in order for them to tell stories, sometimes we have to turn our brains off.

Regarding the recent WWE releases, why were most of the releases were male Superstars? Is it because of the Women's Evolution?

From what I heard, the main factors for the releases were what the talents cost and did the company think that they could get that value out of the contract.  I think it means that the women they have on the roster they see value in, at least at this time.

When it comes to getting over is the Rusev the greatest wrestler in WWE at doing just that?   I mean Zack Ryder got over great once, but Rusev did it three times under three different circumstances.  Once with the WWE Machine backing him as the foreign monster, once with Aiden English doing “Rusev Day,” when WWE clearly had nothing for him, and finally during the trash storyline involving Lana and Lashley, he got the fans to go crazy for him whenever he got his licks in.  So with that said, is Rusev the greatest and getting over?

I think you could definitely make the case that Rusev did more to get himself over with largely no help from the company than anyone else they ever had in there.  It’s amazing to me how well he did in doing so and even more amazing that Vince McMahon totally botched using the guy to his maximum potential.  They had money in him and they just wasted it, over and over.  

In your opinion, who had the better run on top in WWE?  Hulk Hogan or John Cena? Both their runs had similar long length.  I know people say Hogan and WWE had bigger crossover appeal during Hogan’s run, but take in that, plus who they wrestled and the match quality and quantity and anything else, I don’t believe Hogan’s success makes his run better.  It’s an apples to oranges comparison, yes, but who had a better run?

I will go with Hogan for one simple reason, most of his run he took the company on a huge upswing, from a regional promotion to an international dynamo.  He made WrestleMania the event it has become.  There were days when the company was able to run THREE house shows.  With Hogan on top, the business ascended upward.  Cena took over the reigns from the great momentum that the top names of the Attitude Era handed him.  While he was on top WWE did start doing WrestleManias in stadiums but I don’t think that was directly attributable to him.  Plus, over his time TV ratings and house show attendance dropped (I don’t blame him for all of that, but it’s part of the comparison).  With Cena on top, the business more maintained than ascended, so I will go with Hogan.

And to follow up, Vince McMahon tweeted a while back that John Cena was the “Babe Ruth of sports entertainment,” That title used to belong to Hogan.  Do you think Hogan should still have that, or Do you agree with the eyes of Vince McMahon and believe John Cena is now the “Babe Ruth sports entertainment?”

The Babe Ruth comparison can be taken a couple of ways.  Was he the first greatest player, or just simply the greatest player.  As I said above, in both scenarios I think Hogan is the Babe Ruth of WWE, not Cena.

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