Hey everyone, I’m back with a brand-new Pop N’ Wrestling Connection. If you read the last entry in the series (which you can find here), you saw me make a connection between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and wrestling. Well, today I’m going to do something a little bit different this time around I’m going to use something from pop-culture and try to make wrestling a little bit better in the process.




I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’m a bit of a comic book nerd. And unless you’ve been living under a rock (and I don’t mean Dwayne Johnson as Shazam) you might’ve heard that DC Comics announced their original feature film plans to 2020. Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, a two-part Justice League endeavor and the upcoming Batman versus Superman film are all coming. And this got me thinking about this past Monday’s Raw.

Now, I know everyone’s excited for Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in Hell in a Cell. But I think if WWE doesn’t go back to Dean Ambrose and John Cena soon they will be missing out on possibly making a rivalry for the ages. It’s a rivalry that a comic book fan has loved for many years, it’s Batman versus Superman in the wrestling world.batman-vs-superman-movie

John Cena is without a doubt the WWE’s analog to the Man of Steel. The fans even call him Super Cena because of his over-the-top never-ending domination of everyone except for Brock Lesnar at this point (who you could call Doomsday if you’re looking for a comic book equivalent) has shown little weakness in the face of real adversity. Going about justice keeping within the rules and obstacles given by The Authority much like Superman has done even in the face of Lex Luther as president.

On the flip side, Dean Ambrose has become The Dark Knight seeking for revenge against Seth Rollins after becoming destroyed by his own brother. Unafraid and unwilling to go above and beyond the law to get what he wants. Some calling crazy willing to buck the status quo to get what he wants.

These two forces i.e. Batman versus Superman and Cena versus Ambrose have issues on how justice is really served. I think if WWE played that up a little more. You could establish two strong personalities going forward. Always at conflict with one another when they butt heads. WWE could really have a Wrestlemania main event on their hands if they slow burn these two and make It one of the best rivalries of the modern era similar to the John Cena/CM Punk rivalry which we never got on the main stage of WWE’s greatest spectacle.

I hope WWE sees this and is working towards something special. Not often can the company get ahead of pop-culture these days, but this can give him a chance to get ahead of than the movie hype. It is often been said that wrestling is a living breathing comic book maybe Vince and WWE writers should take to heart going forward, keeping this ball rolling.

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