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Cena Sucks: The History Of John Cena And Chicago by Tony Kegger

Cena Sucks: The History Of John Cena And Chicago by Tony Kegger


On July 17, 2011, John Cena will defend his WWE Championship against CM Punk at the WWE Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View event. The PPV will take place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago which is CM Punk’s home city.  As you can imagine, CM Punk is expected to receive many cheers from the crowd despite being a heel. John Cena is expected to receive a lot of boos from the Chicago crowd, but not just because he is CM Punk’s opponent. Chicago has been booing Cena for the last several years and the boos could reach an all-time high on July 17th with the hometown hero CM Punk as Cena’s opponent. Cena has made several appearances in Chicago during his WWE career and this article will focus on some of those appearances. If you saw the last Monday Night RAW before WrestleMania 27 that took place in Chicago on March 28 of this year, then you know that the fans in Chicago are hostile towards John Cena. However, as you will see in this article, there have been many other times when several members of the Chicago crowd made it clear that they do not like John Cena.

I need to mention something before I start going through the history of John Cena in Chicago. This article will include several videos that will help illustrate my point about how the Chicago crowd feels about John Cena. I will try describing how much Cena is disliked in Chicago, but watching the videos should help you understand better that Chicago doesn’t like Cena.  The videos should appear in the article. If for some reason any of the videos aren’t appearing or will not play, I will have the link somewhere in the paragraph. If I am referring to an event and you see that some of the text is linked then there’s a good chance the link will direct you to the video. Okay, I hope that all makes sense and please enjoy the article.

June 27, 2002- John Cena makes his WWE debut on Smackdown in Chicago.

Believe it or not, John Cena actually made his WWE debut in Chicago during an episode of Smackdown. If you didn’t know that, then you are already learning something about the history of Cena and Chicago and I have barely started this article. A lot of the Chicago fans had no idea who John Cena was, so this is one of the few times Cena didn’t receive a hostile reaction from the Chicago crowd. I don’t really have much to say about John Cena’s debut. It is just very interesting in my opinion that his WWE career started in the city that would end up disliking him the most.


April 10, 2003 – John Cena cuts a promo before his match on Smackdown in Chicago.

Do you remember when John Cena was a heel? I don’t, but that’s only because I was in the middle of a seven-year hiatus from WWE TV during the beginning of Cena’s career. In 2003, John Cena was a heel so when Smackdown came to Chicago on April 10, 2003, Cena got booed. This was one of the few times in Chicago when you were expected to boo him. Cena cut a promo on the Undertaker, but he also added a few insults for the Chicago crowd. Cena later went back to being a face, but Chicago would continue to boo him many times after his Chicago diss promo.


April 1, 2006 – John Cena inducts William “Refrigerator” Perry into the WWE Hall of Fame in Chicago.

Okay, so I skipped a couple of years. I think Cena did have a couple of Chicago appearances in 2004 and 2005, but nothing really interesting happened. This would be a very long article if I discussed all of Cena’s appearances in Chicago so pardon me if I miss a few. John Cena was back in Chicago on April 1, 2006. This time he was in the Rosemont Theatre to induct former Chicago Bears player and WrestleMania 2 participant, William Perry, into the WWE Hall of Fame. As you will see in the video (scroll to 1:35 in the video to see John Cena), John Cena was booed that night. As bad as it was, it was not as hostile as the reaction he would receive the next night at WrestleMania 22.


April 2, 2006 – John Cena faces Triple H at Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago.

Now this is where things get interesting. THIS is where Chicago cemented its legacy as an official anti-Cena city. THIS is why many WWE fans can’t wait to see how Chicago reacts to John Cena at Money In The Bank on July 17th. THIS was WrestleMania 22… John Cena vs. Triple H for the WWE Championship. The crowd booed Cena’s entrance and it would get a lot worse after that. During the match, the crowd was rooting for Triple H and they were booing John Cena. Not too long after the match started, the fans began chanting “Fuck You Cena” (scroll to 1:20 in the video).


Have you ever heard a “Let’s Go Cena”/”Cena Sucks” chant during RAW? Well later at WrestleMania 22, the fans started a “Let’s Go Cena”/”Fuck You Cena” chant.


Cena would go on to win the match, but after that, it became known that Chicago does not like John Cena. By the way, if I am not mistaken, Money In The Bank on July 17th will be the first time John Cena defends his WWE Championship in Chicago (on television) since his WrestleMania 22 match.  

March 26, 2007 – John Cena and Shawn Michaels face Undertaker and Batista in a tag team match on RAW in Chicago.

Last March wasn’t the first time Chicago hosted the final RAW before a WrestleMania. Chicago also hosted the final RAW before WrestleMania 23 on March 26, 2007. The main event match of that RAW was Cena and Shawn Michaels vs. the Undertaker and Batista. This match was booked because Cena would face Michaels and the Undertaker would face Batista at WrestleMania 23. During the match, Michaels hit Cena with Sweet Chin Music which allowed Team Undertista to get the win. In any other city, such an action by Michaels might have been viewed as a heel turn because John Cena was the biggest face of the WWE at the time, but Chicago cheered Michaels for it. Now it became clear that not only did Chicago hate Cena, but they also liked seeing bad things happen to him. If the WWE ever wants to turn someone into a face, all they have to do is have him attack Cena in Chicago. Below is the video of “The Kick”. Shawn Michaels’ kick doesn’t happen right away, so you will need to scroll to 5:12 in the video. If you click the link, you won’t have to play with the YouTube time scroll.


October 7, 2007 – Vince McMahon announces at No Mercy in Chicago that John Cena is no longer the WWE Champion.

Here is a Cena-related Chicago event that didn’t even include John Cena! Let me explain how this event made it in my article. No Mercy 2007 took place in Chicago on October 7, 2007. John Cena was supposed to be the WWE Champion and have what would have been, if I am not mistaken, his first WWE Championship match in Chicago since WrestleMania 22. However, Cena suffered a real-life injury during the final RAW before the PPV and was forced to vacate the championship. So Vince McMahon opened the PPV and told the fans that John Cena would be dropping his title, that Cena would be out for a long time and that Randy Orton was the new WWE Champion. Below is the video of McMahon’s announcement. Listen to the fans cheer when McMahon says, “John Cena is out of action anywhere from six months to a year at 3:10 in the video and when McMahon says, “John Cena is no longer WWE Champion” at 3:30 in the video. Even when Cena isn’t in the building, Chicago lets people know how they feel about Cena.


May 17, 2009 – John Cena faces Big Show at Judgment Day in Chicago.  

This was the first WWE event I went to and it was my first experience with an anti-Cena crowd. The crowd wasn’t very hostile at Judgment Day, but I was a little bit surprised when right after John Cena’s match with the Big Show started, the fans starting chanting “Cena Sucks” whenever the words “Let’s Go Cena” were chanted.

Cena would end up winning the match despite being dominated by the 500 pound Big Show the whole night and despite the fact that (according to the storyline) he was just recently medically cleared to compete after being tossed into a spotlight at Backlash a few weeks before Judgment Day. I found out that night why so many people hate John Cena.

September 19, 2010 – John Cena competes in the Six-Pack Elimination Challenge at Night Of Champions in Chicago.

Although this was my fourth time at a WWE event, I feel this was the first time the crowd felt like an anti-Cena crowd. During Night of Champions, Todd Grisham and Josh Matthews were interviewing all of the Six-Pack participants. After the epic Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz match, Josh Matthews appeared on the Titantron and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome one of the superstars competing in the Six-Pack Challenge tonight for the WWE Championship… John Cena!” As soon as Matthews said “John Cena”, the fans started booing. During the interview, Cena started talking about chances and said, “There’s a 99% chance we will see the Nexus. 35% chance the crowd may be hostile.” Cena paused and the fans started booing again. Then Cena replied, “Okay 75% chance.” The video of the interview isn’t on YouTube, but it’s on DailyMotion. Click the link for the video and the Cena interview starts at 3:20. When Cena’s entrance music hit before the match, he was booed like I expected, but something happened later during the match that shocked me. During the match, the Nexus came out (just like Cena predicted) and the distraction allowed Wade Barrett to eliminate John Cena. As soon as Cena was eliminated, the whole building cheered. It was probably the first time since the HBK kick before WrestleMania 23 that Cena was pinned for a three count in Chicago. It was an unusual sight because I was not expecting the crowd to actually erupt in cheers after Cena was eliminated.  That’s a reaction you don’t often see on WWE TV when Cena loses. Below is the video of Chicago’s celebration.


March 28, 2011 – John Cena goes face-to-face with The Rock on RAW in Chicago.  

The last time Cena was in Chicago was on March 28, 2011 on Monday Night RAW. I was at this RAW show. On that night, Cena received his biggest heat in Chicago since WrestleMania 22. Cena was feuding with The Rock at the time and Chicago loves The Rock so there was no way Cena was not going to receive some boos from Chicago that night. The main event that night was The Rock and John Cena face-to-face in the ring for the first time. The Rock called out John Cena (the crowd booed when The Rock mentioned Cena’s name) and Cena entered the ring to respond to The Rock’s comments that he made about Cena via satellite over the last few weeks of RAW. Cena had to pause in the middle of his promo because the fans were chanting “Cena Sucks” very loudly.

After his Cena’s promo, The Miz and Alex Riley came out and The Rock ended up tossing The Miz and Riley out of the ring. Right after The Rock had done that, Cena sneaked up behind The Rock and gave him an Attitude Adjustment and of course Chicago booed that too. After that, Cena walked up the ramp and back to the locker room and that was the last time Chicago saw John Cena.

So hopefully by now you have realized that Chicago becomes a hostile environment any time Cena is around. July 17, 2011 will not be an exception. Does Chicago hate Cena a lot more than other cities? Not really. There are other cities that hate Cena just as much as Chicago. Will Chicago actually riot if John Cena defeats CM Punk at Money In The Bank? It’s highly unlikely to happen, but Cena has never faced CM Punk in Chicago before. Chicago loves CM Punk because he’s really the only hometown hero we have. Technically, David Otunga is from Chicago, but not many people know that. If Cena can draw “Cena Sucks” chants during a match against the Big Show, it will be very interesting to see what will happen when Cena faces the Chicago Made Punk.

  1. July 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Cena should come out in a Chicago sports jersey. I wonder if they would cheer that or just boo him more?

    • July 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      It depends on the jersey. If it’s a Sox jersey then he’ll probably just make the fans hate him more…lol. CM Punk actually got cheered when he ripped the Chicago White Sox last year and White Sox catcher AJ Pierynski was booed when he appeared on The Price is RAW in 2009.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Chicago would feel like their intelligence has been insulted and boo him even harder. I hope he tries and I hope Chicago really does riot no matter if CM Punk wins or not.

      • July 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        I do hope CM Punk comes out in a Blackhawks Jersey (everyone in Chicago loves the Hawks and Punk made a bet with Tony Chimel when the Hawks were in the Stanley Cup finals). Or Punk could come out with the Chicago Flag wrapped around him like he did on RAW a few years ago.

        • July 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

          He should come out in the Chicago flag eating a slice of Chicago’s original Deep Dish Pizza.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

            Cena should come out with a Rondo jersey.

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

              He should do that on Monday when RAW goes to Boston. He will get cheered for sure which would only fuel the Chicago crowd to exact revenge. Hahaahahahahaha.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

                At next year’s WM in Miami, come out in a Mavericks jersey!

                • July 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

                  Instant heel heat, but I’m sure he will go into Wrestlemania as a heel because The Rock is just as popular than he’s ever been, maybe more so.

          • July 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

            No he should be eating his GTS Pizza! And then he needs to grab the mic and start singing “Chicago” again.

            • Capt. Smooth
              July 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

              No, come out as a bowl of Fruity Pebbles!

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

              I’m sure it’s a deep dish. It has to be, that’s a Chicago staple. Like Uno’s. Uno’s is awesome.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

                Too much sauce for me in deep dish. Give me a pizza with hot peppers on it!

                • July 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

                  They have actual cooked tomatoes in the sauce. The first time I had one I was like what the fuck is this since I’m used to thin crust pizzas, but it was good.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm

                    And fuck it! I’m into BBQ chicken pizza as well!

  2. Capt. Smooth
    July 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Dead crowds.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Chris Benoit is going to jump out the crowd and hit Cena with a Flying Headbutt, then Crossface Cena until he dies. Lol. Kidding, but I do think Chris Benoit would have been more accepted if he killed a man in the ring instead of going out the way he did. That crowd wouldn’t have been dead just like Chicago won’t be dead for Money In The Bank.

      • Capt. Smooth
        July 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

        The more I here about the Benoit situation, the more it sounds like he had problems that went unnoticed.

        • July 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

          Or maybe he knew a deep personal secret about Vince McMahon and was murdered as a result? They then covered up the tracks by staging a suicide. Why would they do this? To get Vince McMahon back on TV since he had killed off his character in the limo blast heard around the world.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

            I still wish it were a dream.

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

              So does Vince McMahon. Lol. I don’t see why it’s so taboo to bring up Chris Benoit. Shit happens. It should only taint his legacy, not erase it from existence.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

                They probably don’t want the crowd to turn UGLY.

              • July 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

                Punk’s promo would have been even more epic if he found a way to mention the word, “Benoit”.

                • July 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

                  Maybe say “Even with a disgraced and erased legacy, Chris Benoit has more credibility as a wrestler than John Cena ever did”

                  • July 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

                    Damn…that would have been interesting!

                    • Capt. Smooth
                      July 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

                      Well, yeah Benoit would…for now.

          • July 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

            I don’t want to get into an argument about this but there are several clues that suggest Benoit didn’t kill himself (I’ll give you two: the weight machine couldn’t have supported his weight without his feet touching the ground and his body lacked the results of what happens to a body after it is choked to death). How ever he died, it wasn’t the weight machine that killed him.

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

              It’s a conspiracy. Shane knows what really happened. That’s why he left.

      • July 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        I think Chicago will be the first city to host a Money in the Bank match at two separate events. Chicago also hosted the 2nd MITB match at WM22.

        • July 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

          Chicago’s cool. I just don’t like the movie “Chicago”. I hate musicals.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

            Fuck that! Music Man kicks ass! Any movie that has a song called “Shipoopi” get my thumbs up!

            • July 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

              I almost hated Sucker Punch because they had a little musical number, lol.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

                SP was just too preachy for me. As far as musicals go, I have to add that Grease is the word.

                • July 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

                  I hate Grease. I remember I had to do Westside Story for school once.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

                    Grease rocked! Never even seen WSS. All I no about are the snaps.

  3. Chadam
    July 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    i think WWE might pipe in pre-recorded crowd noise.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      During a live show? And what for? To drown out the Cena boos? They didn’t do much to drown out the boos on March 28. Although I will say that the crowd never really does seem as loud on TV as it really was in the arena. Especially those pyros. Those are REALLY loud and I can’t wait for Kane’s pyro to scare the shit out of me again like it does every time I go see the WWE. MITB…9 days away!

      • Chadam
        July 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        I work in sound production and the announcers,crowd and ring mic all come from different feeds, It would be very simple for them to mute the live crowd and fill it in with another pre-recorded sound feed. Yeah i agree with you on those pyros, they’re ridiculously loud.

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

          Yeah, I was afraid my dad would shit in his pants when we went in 2009 to RAW.

        • July 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

          It will be very interesting to hear cheers for John Cena as he gets introduced while seeing all of fans flipping him off. People might get confused by that…lol.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

            Maybe, the middle finger is a sign of respect…lol?

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

              That’s what WWE wants us to believe. Also those “thumbs down” gestures are a sign of respect but if you see anyone bowing to CM Punk and clapping, that really means that they are hoping Punk gets GOT.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

                And that’s the TRUTH!

                • July 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

                  I doubt they pipe in any sounds. CM Punk seems like a very smart individual, this is all part of the renegotiation process. He expects to be cheered no matter what. I remember him ripping on Chicago before and they still showed him love.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

                    It’s like battered woman’s syndrome.

  4. July 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I hope Chicago really does riot no matter if CM Punk wins or not.

    Sorry to disappoint but we aren’t Vancouver. We do make Cena fans cry though…maybe they’ll show that although Punk fans may be crying at the end of the night depending on the outcome. The Punk smarks vs. the Cena kiddies should be an interesting side match that night.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Lol. Boston whooped that Canadian ass. I’m glad it happened. We rioted, but peacefully. Only one or two cars got flipped. Nothing major.

  5. Capt. Smooth
    July 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    One reason you hear any boos being loud is because grown up boos are louder than kid cheers.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      Those kiddies can get loud too…give them some credit! They get into it a lot more than some of the adult fans. Then again, some of those adults fans are mommys and daddys who are only there because that’s what Little Jimmy wanted for his birthday. I remember sitting next to a dad and his son at Night of Champions and Big Jimmy obviously couldn’t care less about the event. He actually took a bathroom break during the Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz match! The little Jimmy kept looking back to see when his Daddy would be coming back because he probably couldn’t believe his dad was missing a four-star match.

      • Capt. Smooth
        July 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

        Oh, they are loud. I’m just saying that a group of 50 grown male voices is easier to notice than a group of 50 kids.

        • July 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

          I guess so….we got an unfair advantage…we already hit puberty and they haven’t.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

            Yeah, I bet the percent of cheers to boos is more lop-sided than we think. Also, people who cheer the heels and boo the faces do this INSTANTLY. People who cheer faces/boo heels do it when the when they get a “cue”.

            • July 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

              I think you are right about that. Chicago jumps on every opportunity we get to boo John Cena. The titantron showing the Legendary trailer? BOOOO! Josh Matthews saying “Please welcome…John Cena”? BOOO! Justin Robert saying, “From West Newbury, Massachusetts..”? BOOOO!

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

                “Cena just saved a stagehand in the back!” BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

                • July 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

                  Lmfao. Pretty much and that’s why the Chicago crowd is going to be great. They will give that main event a HUGE big match feel. Can’t wait.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

                    Great for the atmosphere, bad for the big picture.

                    • July 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

                      This is good for CM Punk. If by big picture you mean Cena then no… he must lose.

  6. July 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    By the way, thanks for posting this J. I thought this post would end up looking like a really long article but thankfully it looks like it is a decent length. Just a lot of words….over 2,000 I think.

    • July 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      The pleasure is all mine. It took me a while to locate the best looking Chicago Skyline pic I could find or it would have been up sooner.

      • July 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        Really? The Skyline pic was giving you the most trouble? I thought it would be all of those videos!

        • July 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

          You provided the links though so it was easier to go find the embed codes, lol.

  7. July 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Capt. Smooth :

    No, come out as a bowl of Fruity Pebbles!

    I would cheer John Cena is he came out as Fruity Pebbles. That would be the funniest shit ever, especially if he does a “Fruity” dance as me makes his way to the ring.

    • Capt. Smooth
      July 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      He does laugh at himself, so it wouldn’t shock me.

      • July 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

          Great stuff! And it shows the problem with many of his haters. They can’t move past their hate for him enough to where they can even process a joke.

    • July 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Cena should come out wearing a Hulk Hogan shirt. That would confuse people!

      • July 9, 2011 at 9:29 am

        Vince should come out in a “Be a man. Don’t be another Hulk Hogan” shirt.

  8. July 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Capt. Smooth :
    “Cena just saved a stagehand in the back!” BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    “John…” BOOO! “Wait you didn’t let me finish! I was gonna say John Morrison!” Ohhhh! “Just kidding, I was going to say John Cena.” BOOOO!

    • Capt. Smooth
      July 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm


  9. July 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Instant heel heat, but I’m sure he will go into Wrestlemania as a heel because The Rock is just as popular than he’s ever been, maybe more so.

    I’m not sure. The way Cena and Punk have been talking about The Rock, it feels like The Rock is the one who will be heel. The only reason he won’t is because it is in Miami.

  10. July 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    The Rock is the only person I know who can come out of nowhere and makes it to a Wrestlemania main event off the strength of a few promos and teased confrontation with John Cena. What if John Cena is still champion and that match would end up being for the title and Cena losses? Damn that would be epic.

    • July 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Cena should and will stay Champion until Wrestlemaina. What happens after that is anybodys guess.

      • July 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

        I doubt that. Too much time in-between. Cena may not even be holding the title. What if the Royal Rumble winner decides he wants to face John Cena for the WWE Championship? Unless The Miz wins and they make it a Triple Threat.

        • July 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

          What if Cena wins the Rumble how will that factor into his match vs The Rock?

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

            Cena may need to rest as well.

          • July 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

            What if THE ROCK wins the Rumble?

            • Capt. Smooth
              July 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

              It’ll be one of Orton’s voices that wins it.

              • July 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

                What if John Cena is about to lose the title to CM Punk until The Rock comes out and helps Cena wins just because he wants to ensure that his Wrestlemania match is for the title?

                • Capt. Smooth
                  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

                  That would be interesting. He could even rub it in Cena’s face that Cena really isn’t that good.

                  • July 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

                    It would be the most truthful thing The Rock has said all year.

                    • Capt. Smooth
                      July 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm

                      That weed again.

  11. TKO
    July 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    cena…we see you

  12. July 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    John Cena’s the best WWE Superstar in the world.

  13. Togers
    July 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    ok i get that Chicago gives Cena huge heel type heat when hes there, but im still confused as to why??? anyone clarify for the simpleton?

    • July 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Because he sucks, lol.

      • Capt. Smooth
        July 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm


        • July 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

          Lol. He does.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

            No, he doesn’t. INFINITY!!!

            • July 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

              Yes he does +1

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

                No he doesn’t. No erasies!(It feels great to quote Dumb and Dumber!)

      • Togers
        July 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        lol J u know ur a Cena mark lol i like the guy as well, there i admitted it and it feels good :-D….still why lol?

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

          There’s great power i cheering for Cena. His jorts cure cancer.

          • July 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

            Capt. Smooth :
            There’s great power i cheering for Cena. His jorts cure cancer.

            Bill Simmons once said Cena’s Jorts is why he’ll never be loved by everyone. Cena is so different. He wrestles in sneakers…he doesn’t have wear wrestling trunks or pants…he doesn’t have a gimmick…and his promos suck (but they are improving…I’ll admit that). Go back and look at my “How I Would Book It- Cena’s Heel Turn” column. I devoted a whole paragraph about all the things I hate about Cena.


            • Capt. Smooth
              July 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

              Cena’s sweat makes puppies.(or is it the other way around?)

        • July 9, 2011 at 9:40 am

          Cena isn’t as bad as people say he is, but still, he sucks, lol.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

            That must be some messed up weed, J.

            • July 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

              Its the truth serum.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

                J, the first step is to admit you have a problem.

    • July 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      Because Chicago has “Cena ‘Nuff”. We see Cena doing that Superman shit and stuff like that where he gets blown up by a bazooka and five seconds later he is giving someone the Attitude Adjustment. We are tired of that shit. And we are tired of Vince McMahon trying to tell us who to root for. Just because the guy is in movies and in commercials and on the cover of just about everything the WWE produces doesn’t mean we have to like him. Chicago remembers real legends like Stone Cold and The Rock and yes even Hulk Hogan. Cena is no legend.

      • Capt. Smooth
        July 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

        Cena will be a legend whether you, or any smark city says he isn’t. Once again, it’s not the booking that has changed so much as it’s been the fanbase that has changed.

        • July 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

          It’s definitely the booking. I hope Cena gets inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in Chicago. One last BOOOOOOOOOOO for old times sake.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

            That would be a shame to be booed at your induction. It would not make Chicago look good at all.

          • July 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

            Who would induct John Cena?

            • Mike Brazil
              July 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

              The steel pipe

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

                Angle? Orton? Edge? Little Jimmy?

                • July 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

                  Lol, I don’t know but hopefully the set falls on top of him.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

                    He’d just FU it.

  14. Capt. Smooth
    July 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Buffalo chicken pizza


    • July 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      With blue cheese, fuck yes.

      • Capt. Smooth
        July 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Just the buffalo will do.

        • July 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

          Not blue cheese dressing, I mean baked blue cheese as in the cheese used for the pizza. That would be interesting.

          • Capt. Smooth
            July 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

            Smoked chedder

  15. Ana_ZackPack
    July 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Amazing article, Tony. I actually learned some things I didn’t know, like how Cena made his debut in that city (didn’t watch the E at that time).

    With that said, I would like to praise Chicago. I live in a country were I don’t see any opportunities for my future and sometimes I wish I would just go to live in the USA, because even if i didn’t find a job there at least I would be closer to things I like, aka wrestling shows and roller derby, not to mention that I could get my hands into new stuff quickly, So, I do a lot of research about the culture of the American States and Chicago is one of my personal favorites, along with Austin, New York and Omaha (I loved the images of the zoo xD). I grew to really like Chicago and its cool to see a article about the people who live there and that apparently have great taste in wrestling.

    • Capt. Smooth
      July 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

      On the jobs issue, it is slipping. It’s been slipping for the last 30 years. In fact, the USA now ranks just above 3rd world countries in the ability to move up in economic class.

      • Ana_ZackPack
        July 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

        Cool. I suppose there are also tons of macdonalds who needs people to fry those chips xD

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

          The sad part is that it’s not just McDs, but most jobs. The richest 400 people in the country have more wealth than the bottom 150 million people.

        • July 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

          So chips are fries in Portugal too? I know they call it that in England I though it was the only place.

          • Ana_ZackPack
            July 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

            No. In portuguese, fries are “batatas fritas”. But I’m european. I don’t even realize what type of english we learn, but we use both american and british words and mix it up xD. That’s why I can write favourite or favorite, mall or shopping center, etc xD.

            I also speak with both accents xD

    • July 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Yeah I have found out many times that Chicago is a great wrestling city. It makes me want to see a wrestling event in another part of the US just to compare and see how truly privileged I am to be from the Chicagoland area. Chicago crowds are loud and there aren’t many dead crowd matches in Chicago. Even the Diva matches get a great response. I’ve been to I think five WWE shows in Chicago and I haven’t been disappointed with the arena atmosphere yet.

      • Mike Brazil
        July 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

        Kansas City is a pretty good wrestling city. My friends and I have been to many WWE events over the years. We even have a local promotion. I know our teams suck, but that another discussion.

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

          Louisville used to be good when OVW was the WWE’s farm system.

  16. Anonymous
    July 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

    This is good for CM Punk. If by big picture you mean Cena then no… he must lose.

    No, I mean it gives a wrong sense at to what most fans actually think.

    • Capt. Smooth
      July 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

      That was me.

  17. July 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I had a dream about Money in the Bank last night. Very detailed too. I didn’t get to see the whole PPV because I woke up but I can talk about two matches. The Big Show and Mark Henry spent WAY too much time outside of the ring during their match so they got double-counted out. So Teddy Long comes out and restarts the match and says it will be a staple match. A staple match is a match where in order to win, you must staple a dollar bill to your opponent. Interesting match…I swear that was announced in my dream. So they have the match and Mark Henry ends knocking Big Show to his knees and giving him a Daniel Bryan-like kick to the head. Big Show is knocked out and Henry staples a dollar to Big Show’s forehead for the win.

    The other match was the smackdown ladder match. For some reason Ted DiBiase isn’t there so Christian is actually his replacement. The announcers point out that Christian is in the MITB match AND the World Heavyweight Championship match. During the match, Ted DiBiase comes out of nowhere and I assume he helped Cody Rhodes capture the briefcase but I can’t remember what happened after that.

    That’s all I got. I doubt any of that actually happens.

    • Ana_ZackPack
      July 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

      WWE should hire you just because of your staple match dream.

      • July 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

        doesn’t sound very PG. It sounds like something from the movie “The Wrestler”. There was a hardcore match that involved a stapler in that movie.

        • Capt. Smooth
          July 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

          I still remember seeing Nintendo systems used in old ECW matches.

          • July 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

            I liked “The Wrestler”. Ram and Necro Butcher had an awesome hardcore match.

          • Mike Brazil
            July 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

            I still have my Nintendo. I even found duck hunt in the basement.

            • Capt. Smooth
              July 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm


            • Ana_ZackPack
              July 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

              My cousin used to give me his old consoles when he bought new ones.. So I had a Megadriver and a Sega Saturn…also played Nintendo for a long while and I used to have a Playstation 1 (I bought it for 25 euros and sell it for 50 afterwards) and a Playstation 2 (my father sold it -.-). Now I only have my PSP and I’m almost convincing my mom into giving me a wii on my birthday.

              • Capt. Smooth
                July 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

                Nintendo will be coming out with something called the “Wii U” this year or next.

                • July 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm

                  I’m getting that Wii U, the controller looks great. I have PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, an old Sega Genesis, an even older Colleco Vision. My SNES was blown up. Long story.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    July 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm


  18. July 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Hey I just got an email that Sheamus is coming to a local Kmart next Sunday before the PPV. Hmmm….should I go see the Celtic Warrior?

    • Capt. Smooth
      July 10, 2011 at 10:40 am


    • Ana_ZackPack
      July 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Yes. I think Sheamus is cool. Try to get pics.

      • July 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        Sheamus is cool. One of the few heels my wife actually thinks is legit and she hates all the heels.

        • July 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

          I’ll have to think about. Let’s have a contest. Everyone submit a question I should ask Sheamus and if I do go, I’ll ask him the question and then reveal what his answer was. I kinda want to see Sheamus but his meet-and-greet is at 11 AM local time and I wasn’t planning on going to the PPV until about 6:00 PM local time.

  19. Max
    July 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I agree. Cena does suck.

  20. Epic!
    July 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Tony: Do you know what town the meet and greet is in?

    • July 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Epic! :
      Tony: Do you know what town the meet and greet is in?

      yes…it is at a Kmart in Des Plaines, IL. 1155 Oakton Street to be exact. It is two miles from the Allstate Arena where MitB is taking place.

      • July 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

        If you are in the area and are interested in attending the meet-and-greet, here are the details that I got in the email I received:

        – Open to first 300 attendees.
        – One autograph per person.
        – It is this Sunday at 11 AM.

  21. July 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Capt. Smooth :
    Louisville used to be good when OVW was the WWE’s farm system.

    After WWE broke ties with OVW, things got pretty bad for OVW. They’re doing ok now i think, but its not the same.

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