Former WCW star Scotty Riggs has criticised John Cena's role in the WWE, labelling him a 'cash cow'.
Riggs, who wrestled for WCW between 1995-99 and also had stints in ECW, clearly has a problem with the commercialisation of Cena's obvious talent - something he wasn't afraid to express in a recent interview.
"Cena has mixed himself with the Super Cena thing, which is what Vince McMahon
has a hard on for, he is a good guy that is so good that it is sickening," he told The Undisputed Wrestling Showin an interview that was quoted by WrestlingInc.com.
"That is why so many people don't like him. Cena is WWE's cash cow. When I am watching Cena I feel like I am watching a TV commercial. Everything he is doing, he is selling cereal, he is selling t-shirts, he is selling something in everything he does."
36-year-old Cena made his debut in the WWE way back in July 2002 and has become a stalwart of the company ever since, retaining huge popularity among fans and embarking upon numerous title reigns and featuring in a countless number of entertaining and high-profile storylines.
However, Riggs also appeared hugely critical of many matches involving Cena, labelling the repetition involved as 'sickening'.
"Every single match is the same, and it is sickening. Five simple moves every match. When it is time for Cena's comeback it is the same moves, boom, boom, boom. That does not suspend any disbelief. That is what wrestlers are supposed to do, have the craft to anywhere in the match a finish can come up."
Cena, who has held the WWE Championship on 11 separate occasions, will perform once again on the biggest stage of them all next month as he takes on Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania XXX inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on April 21.
What do you make of Riggs' comments, WWE fans? Is Cena a 'cash cow'? Do you enjoy his matches? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box provided below...
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