It’s what an excellent portion of wrestling followers have wished for a few many years now. John Cena lastly going heel. Effectively, like most issues WWE does, when it lastly occurred it landed with a splat on par of tossing turkeys from a helicopter (IFYKYK).
This isn’t the primary time Cena has trudged over the ethics of equality and variety he likes to trumpet to guard those that signal the checks. Bear in mind how shortly he backed up at lightning pace to apologize to China after calling Taiwan a rustic? Gotta maintain these audiences pouring into the theater for Suicide Squad and Cockblockers (which admittedly was funnier than it had any proper to be).
On one hand, it’s unfair to count on somebody to bus toss their buddy, even their shut buddy, just because the remainder of us are — even when it’s inconceivable to think about Vince McMahon having shut pals. In any case, McMahon made Cena the multi- multi-millionaire that he’s. They’ve been shut, in no matter vogue, for 20 years or extra. Who needs to consider these items about somebody that’s been such part of their lives for therefore lengthy?
On the opposite although, there isn’t actually a debate on what occurred, or the ugliness of it. Cena ought to know that a lot, and will have simply shunned commenting. Or, as he most likely needs to do each different time, thread the needle of expressing understanding of each angle whereas probably not taking one. That’s normally the politician’s play. One thing like, “As a buddy of Vince’s for therefore lengthy I used to be extraordinarily upset to search out out about his alleged crimes and inappropriate conduct, and as his buddy, I maintain him to a better commonplace than that. Which I’ll proceed to do.” Perhaps that’s laborious to think about off the cuff, however Cena is worldly sufficient to know that these questions are coming, and it’s not like every thing else about him isn’t prepped and washed (and shaved!).
Additionally, John, what McMahon is accused of aren’t “imperfections.” They’re heinous. This isn’t a man who has a behavior of stealing a soda from the grocery retailer or likes to belch loudly in public. These are allegations and tales of McMahon utilizing his place of energy to reap the benefits of girls who labored for him, whether or not consensually or not. (“Mr. McMahon denies and all the time has denied raping [Rita] Chatterton,” his lawyer Jerry McDevitt instructed the Wall Road Journal. A WWE spokesperson additionally instructed WSJ that the connection between McMahon and a feminine paralegal previously employed by the corporate was consensual. Moreover, per WSJ, McDevitt mentioned that the paralegal hadn’t made any claims of harassment towards McMahon and that “WWE didn’t pay any monies” to the ex-employee “on her departure.”)
He’s additionally, presumably, fairly comfortable to flip over his firm to Saudi Arabia merely for the cash with out contemplating all that comes into that, together with the place it’ll put a few of his former staff. However who cares, so long as Vince will get his test?
And a few of that test nonetheless goes to Cena, which he’s all too conscious of.
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