Random Acts of Wrestling: An Open Letter To John Cena

Subject: Random Acts of Wrestling: An Open Letter To John Cena
From: Abbey Arthur
Date: 5 Oct 2015

Dear Mr. Cena:

With all of the talk you have been doing about “real men” over the past two Raws, I have come to the realization that you have no clue as to what a real man is.

Your motto, your creed, your catchphrase is “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect”. On the face of it, those are good words and qualities to live by. But, in your case, they are just about as shallow and phony as you are.

Yes, you do hustle. You hustle for WWE. You hustle the fans. You hustle everyone in your endless hypocrisy. What kind of person singles out a child with cancer in the crowd in order to quieten the boos that are about to drive you out of the building? What kind of person uses charitable efforts such as Make A Wish in order to promote his “brand” and his company?

While I commend the work you do with the Make A Wish Foundation, I abhor the fact that you use it for publicity for yourself and your company. You and WWE use your charitable work as a marketing tool, and the poor girls and boys who are just thrilled to meet their “hero” are pawns in your publicity game. Real men don’t do that. Real men don’t allow that to be done. A real man would go do work for these organizations because of what it does for the children involved, not for how many hits he can get on social media or how many times the company he works for can sell merchandise due to it.

Yes, you are loyal. You are loyal to the John Cena brand. You are loyal to the WWE brand. And, a real man should be loyal. It is one of the best traits a man can have. But, would a real man cheat on his wife with porn star and brag about it on the radio? Would a real man break his vows? No, I don’t think so. John Cena is loyal to John Cena and the machine that made him. Nothing more, nothing less.

And, as far as respect goes? I don’t think you know the meaning of the word. A real man doesn’t come out on national television and act like a complete jackass by putting others down just to get himself over. And, while I know what you do is scripted to the hilt, you have enough stroke in that company you work for to say that you won’t go out on live TV and berate and belittle your peers. You have enough clout in that company to say that you won’t go out on live TV and use another man’s child against him. You have enough power in that company to stand up and say that some things just aren’t right. That’s called respect.

Also, a real man would respect the woman he “loves” enough to never, ever ask her to give up her dreams of marriage and children just because he refuses to change. That’s another part of respect.

You want to know what a real man does, Mr. Cena? A real man chases his dreams; he doesn’t fail at a dream and fall back on a career where everything is handed to him. A real man goes through hell, lives through the impossible, and works his ass off to build a life for himself and his family. A real man means what he says and says what he means. A real man isn’t a hypocrite. A real man isn’t a phony. A real man isn’t a jackass in a technicolor tee-shirt who keeps his spot by running his peers down.

Want an example of a real man? Take Ray Leppan, for example. He was born and raised in South Africa, dropped out of school as a troubled teen, and basically lived on the streets for 2 years. His dream saved him. Pro wrestling saved him. After alcohol problems and living through a lot of violence in his short life, he spent a decade wrestling in the indys in South Africa. NXT came calling, and WWE signed him to a developmental contract in 2010. He worked his way through developmental and almost got cut until a character overhaul saved his WWE career.

Oh, and during all of this, he got married and had a child, a baby boy named Maverick. This baby boy was born with his liver and intestines in a sack on the outside of his body. This little boy outlived his initial prognosis, lived through four surgeries, and is still going strong today. Ray Leppan is living his dream, but he isn’t doing it for fame or power. He is doing it for his family, because he knows that the better he is, the better their future is.

And, if you aren’t clear on who I am talking about, it’s Adam Rose. You know him, right? One of the guys you took an uncalled for shot at on Raw during a promo? Yeah, him. That’s a real man.

Want another example of a real man? How about one that learned English from listening to Jim Ross call matches? How about one that wrestled his first match at 16 and hasn’t stopped yet? How about one that honed his craft for 15 years in the indys just to get a shot at a chance in WWE? How about one that chased a dream and made it? How about one that does what he does to support his wife and children?

Yeah, that would be Kevin Owens….the one you called an “almost man”.

Face it, Mr. Cena, you are a professional wrestler….and not a very good one at that. You say the words “wrestler” and “wrestling” in such a condescending and patronizing tone, and while I know you are probably told to do just that, it shows no respect for all of those that hustled before you. It shows no respect for the men and women who gave everything so that you could hock your merchandise today. It shows no loyalty to the profession that made you millions and millions of dollars.

Yes, Mr. Cena. Hustle, Loyalty, Respect….all for yourself and your brand. You aren’t a real man. I don’t think you ever will be.

Personally, I will take a hundred Adam Roses and a hundred Kevin Owens over one John Cena any day of the week.


A Real Woman

Original Source: http://www.pwmania.com/random-acts-of-wrestling-an-open-letter-to-john-cena