Cena For HOF

Quoting Mike Jenkinson on the insufferable F4W board…

Of these guys:
I’d vote for Cena on the grounds that through him, the WWE innovated an entirely new merchandise stream of replica championship belts and the actual title belt itself became a revenue stream for the company. Ever since then, the WWE has designed titles as saleable items rather than “mere” championships. A lot of people hate him for the Spinner belt (and I really dislike the design) but it was a hugely successful part of Cena’s persona and character.
 

That is an awesome argument for his inclusion in the WON Hall of Fame, actually.  Not many people can actually claim to have invented an entirely NEW way to make money for the company, which is what Cena did.  Although he’s already something like the top 20 money draw of all time, including headlining two of the biggest money drawing shows in history, so I’ll be pretty gobsmacked if he doesn’t go into the Hall on the first try.  Here’s the complete list of nominees for this year, by the way, in case anyone wants to discuss further.  Makes me wonder yet again how the HELL isn’t Bill Apter in there yet?    HISTORICAL PERFORMERS
Gene & Ole Anderson
The Masked Assassins (Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto)
Red Bastien
June Byers
Pepper Gomez
Dick Hutton
Hans Schmidt
Kinji Shibuya
Wilbur Snyder
Chief Jay Strongbow
John Tolos
Enrique Torres
Kurt & Karl Von Brauner w/Saul Weingeroff
Tim “Mr. Wrestling” Woods
MODERN PERFORMERS
Batista
John Cena
Edge
Jeff Hardy
Owen Hart
Curt Hennig
Kane
Ivan Koloff
Brock Lesnar
Fabulous Moolah
Pedro Morales
Dick Murdoch
Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
Buddy Rose
Sgt. Slaughter
Jimmy Snuka
Sting
Mr. Wrestling II
WRESTLING IN JAPAN
George Gordienko
Gran Hamada
Volk Han
Masahiko Kimura
Seiji Sakaguchi
Kensuke Sasaki
Mike & Ben Sharpe
Kiyoshi Tamura
Hiroshi Tanahashi
WRESTLING IN MEXICO
Perro Aguayo Jr.
Atlantis
Cien Caras
Karloff Lagarde
Blue Panther
L.A. Park
Huracan Ramirez
Vampiro
Villano III
Dr. Wagner Jr.
Dr. Wagner Sr.
WRESTLING IN EUROPE
Jim Breaks
Big Daddy
Horst Hoffman
Marty Jones
Billy Joyce
Mick McManus
Kendo Nagasaki
Jackie Pallo
Rollerball Mark Rocco
Johnny Saint
WRESTLING IN AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC/PUERTO RICO
Spyros Arion
Johnny Barend
Carlos Colon
Domenic DeNucci
Killer Karl Kox
Mark Lewin
Mario Milano
NON-WRESTLERS
Lou Albano
Bill Apter
Jim Crockett Jr.
Gary Hart
Jerry Jarrett
Gorilla Monsoon
Dr. Alfonso Morales
Don Owen
Jesse Ventura