When the star yells. As unpopular as he might have been at times over the years, John Cena is still one of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling. Cena carried WWE for the better part of a decade and still pops up every now and then. He was around for a very long time and while there was a lot of greatness in there, Cena was far from perfect. One such wrestler did not think much of something he once did.
A finisher is one of the most important things to any top wrestler. There is something iconic about certain wrestling moves, with things such as Hulk Hogan’s legdrop, the Stone Cold Stunner and the Rock Bottom being among the most well known finishing moves of all time. It is hard to imagine almost anyone else using one of those moves and the idea of someone using it while the more famous version was active is practically impossible. That did not sit well with Cena and it got someone into some hot water.
In a new interview with Hannibal TV, former WWE star Tyler Reks talked about Cena being mad at him over their finishers being too similar. Reks did not think that it meant anything and used the same move the following night. After Reks did it again, Cena yelled at him in front of the roster about changing his finisher. Reks did not say when this took place, though he wrestled on the main roster from 2009-2012 but rarely wrestled on the main television shows.
It is quite the story. Check out what Reks said and some of his time in WWE, including his finisher:
Opinion: Looking at the move in action, it is easy to see what Cena was talking about with the similarities. The move is close enough that it could be seen as a very similar thing. Reks was hardly a big star in WWE and while it might not have been the nicest thing for Cena to do, the AA was his signature move and someone using something close to it probably did not sit well with him.
What did you think of the story? Was Cena out of line? Let us know in the comments below.
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