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I've read a lot of other sites in the last couple of days with writers worked up about the fact that John Cena is now at 12 champion reigns, putting him only four behind the magical "Sweet 16" that Ric Flair held. Let me preface this post by saying Ric Flair is my all time favorite wrestler, and I do not hate John Cena. I actually like the guy. So please, don't think I'm hating on anyone because I'm voicing my opinion.
John Cena is a great wrestling superstar. He's got the looks, the charism, the mic skills (kinda). Cena is the total package. (Sorry Lex Luger) He's exactly the kind of guy you want representing your company. The problem with today's product is the writers and executives at WWE (and TNA) are constantly changing the title. At this point in the game, there are champions who have had title reigns that can be counted in minutes rather than months or God forbid, years. (Rey Mysterio's last run and Dolph Ziggler earlier this year come to mind)
|Two great champions (From WWE)|
I don't bring this up to put Cena down, it's just to me does winning a title X amount of times mean more than the length of time the championship was held? When you add up Cena's reigns to date (September 2011) he's at 1,050 days. For Flair (combining the WWF, WCW, and NWA reigns) it's 3,720 days. This is approximate as I've found the info on line and did the math as best I could.
|Flair held the WWF title twice|
I'm curious what you think. Is this much ado about nothing, or do wrestling fans have a legit gripe? Post here or on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.