WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin unhappy with John Cena

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Given the huge number of WWE superstars who have graced the professional wrestling ring, it is understandable to think that certain move sets may be replicated by wrestlers in some way.

Though there is no doubt those wrestlers on the WWE roster boast an incredible array of talent, there must be some limit to the moves their bodies are able to carry out.

Stone Cold's stunner

Unfortunately this results in some of these professional athletes having conflicting views over the repetition of such moves.

WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin took to his podcast; The Steve Austin Show to air his concerns over John Cena's use of a variant of Austin's infamous 'stunner' move.

Fans of WWE will have seen Cena execute the move in recent television appearances as he carried it out On The Grandest Stage Of Them All during his match against Rusev as well as using it to take out Bad News Barrett on this week's UK edition of Monday Night Raw in London.


Although Stone Cold did not specifically say he does not what the face of WWE to use the move, he did use the words 'gimmick infringement' on a few occasions and questioned the springboard aspect which Cena has brought into his execution of the stunner.

Austin explained that he felt adding the springboard element may create a problem of making the move dangerous for no reason.

Stone Cold will have been further unimpressed by the amount of times Cena has worked the move into his performance in a number of matches.

Some followers of WWE have argued that he has already used the variant of the stunner too much and has tired it out, which certainly will not be see as good news for either Cena or Austin.

The stunner has, in the past, also been compared to Randy Orton's signature RKO because of the almost identical nature of both wrestlers' moves. 

Although it has been said that Cena has already overused the stunner-like style, it has definitely not hindered the reception John Cena receives from the WWE Universe, given his position within the company.

In turn, his use of the stunner could also provide a strong story line ahead of WrestleMania XXXII next year, which just so happens to be located in Stone Cold Steve Austin's home state of Texas.

Given his absence from WrestleMania XXXI, if WWE were to use this scenario as fuel they could create an epic match up between Austin and Cena, which would surely be branded as the battle of the stunner and would doubtlessly be well worth the wait. 

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