John Cena's stock has been declining in recent times and it's about time WWE did something to change that.
WWE isn't at the best spot its ever been at the moment anyway, but with John Cena in the rut he is currently in, it doesn't exactly help the cause.
Time for change
Cena has always been one of the most polarising stars in WWE history, but he hasn't been this badly disliked since his feud with the Rock a few years back. He walks out each week to an insulting serenade by the Universe who have clearly decided they want to go back to hating Cena for some reason or other.
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It isn't just his status among the fans that is problematic at the moment, it is also his position on the card. Although we have seen some of Cena's most entertaining fights ever over the past two months, he is still mid card and fighting to hold the US title.
It doesn't matter how old Cena is, he should always be in the mix for the World Championship these days. He is better than the US title and the WWE need to realise this.
At the moment there are no clear title contenders for the WWE World Championship. Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns were all in for the title, but all seem to be otherwise occupied at the moment.
Reigns and Ambrose are in a feud with the Wyatt family while Lesnar is preparing to fight Undertaker at SummerSlam. Even Randy Orton is otherwise engaged at the minute.
Therefore it would make perfect sense for Cena to drop the US title to somebody such as Cesaro then go on and fight Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This would put Cena right back up there where he should be, at the top of the card fighting against a heel.
Even if they don't do this, they could do the exact opposite of that and make him a heel again. He could go back to his old Thuganomics roots or have some sort of vigilante character for Cena to enact his own rough justice.
Regardless of what they eventually do, they need to do something to change it up for Cena. The crowd are bored of his character and it's time for change.