Can Cena “three-peat” as Superstar of the Year?
John Cena is one of the biggest, brightest and most controversial Superstars in WWE history. Alternately beloved and booed, the multi-time champion’s in-ring accomplishments command respect and place him among the all-time greats. But is he the Superstar of 2011?
Cena received recognition at both the 2009 and 2010 Slammy Awards, winning perhaps the most prestigious award of them all: Superstar of the Year. Now, he goes for an unprecedented “three-peat” when the 2011 Slammy Awards come to Raw SuperShow this Monday at a special start time of 8/7 CT. A Superstar of the Year hat trick seems improbable, but if anyone is accustomed to overcoming stacked odds, it’s The Cenation Commander-in-Chief. (VOTE NOW)
2011 has been a tumultuous year for John Cena, with high highs and low lows. He won the WWE Championship on several occasions and competed in all the big events, at all the big venues, against all of WWE’s biggest talents. But he also played second fiddle to The Rock at Survivor Series (before getting Rock Bottomed), failed to defeat The Miz at WrestleMania XXVII, watched the meteoric rise of his loquacious rival CM Punk and gets jeered now more than ever.
A "three-peat" will also be difficult because other WWE luminaries like Punk, The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Mark Henry are worthy of Superstar of the Year in their own right. The competition for the honor is always rugged, but especially so this year against two current World Champions and several top contenders.
Whether or not he is crowned Superstar of 2011, Cena will continue to “Rise Above Hate.” After all, he has beaten long odds before. Just last year he was named Superstar of 2010 and, in 2009, he won the tournament to claim Superstar of the Year honors. A third Slammy Award is another item for the trophy case, another impressive line in his biography, another measure of approval. It may not curtail the recently overwhelming boos of the WWE Universe, but if anyone is up to the task of winning hearts, minds and Slammy Awards, it’s the tenacious, indomitable John Cena.
Tune in to the 2011 Slammy Awards this Monday at a special start time of 8/7 CT to see if the Cenation leader achieves an astonishing three-peat, and be sure to VOTE NOW to make your voice heard.