Best WWE face: John Cena or 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin | The Tylt
Best WWE face: John Cena or 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
Is professional wrestling a fake sport? That's arguable, but the heroes who hail from the WWE are very real. Fans celebrate every win and grieve every loss when their favorite wrestlers take a step into the squared circle. The faces of the WWE give fans someone to root for, a performer who embodies everything that is good in the world and shows there's always a good guy around to save the day.
Faces drive the popularity of the sport with their athleticism and charisma. Kids and adults line the walls with their posters and other memorabilia, paying tribute to their status at the top of the WWE. Without the faces, there is no professional wrestling, and the Tylt wants to know who your favorite hero of the WWE. This matchup features two industry legends: John Cena and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
In one corner, we have the the leader of Cenation himself, who grappled with Sting in a tug-of-war first round of the bracket before coming out with dominating win. In the other corner, there's the Texas Rattlesnake, who destroyed Bret "The Hitman" Hart with 69.1 percent of the vote in his first round matchup. Who will survive and advance to the final round?
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You can't see him, but it's hard to miss John Cena. From his incredible ring presence to his perfectly meme-able entrance music, the leader of Cenation is the embodiment of a hero. His mantra of "hustle, loyalty, and respect” is a code his millions of fans follow.
The 10-time WWE Champion is an example of doing things right, and never compromising your values for an easy way out. He has captured the adoration of an entire wrestling generation, and it's not hard to see why.
Cena made a name for himself in the ring, but it is his work out of the ring that makes him a real hero. He has granted more Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes than anyone in the history of the organization. He has touched over 500 lives, giving people the chance to meet their hero for one unforgettable memory when things are at their toughest. There is no fan he won't go the extra mile for, and that's what makes him the greatest hero of them all.
The Attitude Era of the WWE was one of the most entertaining in the business's history, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the redneck star of the show. Austin wasn't the most morally upstanding, nor was he a great role model. He drank beer, got in everyone's face and went head-to-head with some of the biggest villains of his generation. He was the anti-hero that WWE fans deserved.
The Texas Rattlesnake showed no mercy in his clashes with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Fans lived vicariously through his antics against the boss of the company like they were getting over on their own superiors as well. Heroes come in all forms. Austin was the hero that would talk smack, beat you down and talk some more. He was the greatest face of the WWE, and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.