Originally Posted by The Brown One
Just one note to that, yes when Punk got in the ratings dropped a bit, but Since Cena has main evented and I mean since 2005, Ratings has dropped on a yearly basis, the biggest rating they got back was when Edge became champion for the first time, and after that, doesn't matter what, Cena is put at the top position.
Hell he was out for quite a while during 2008 and the ratings were steady until he got back as the champion, and is not bashing him, is just the truth.
And on the things you read about him, more than anything is taking a little out of context, if you read Ken's statements they are full of missfactors that have been even cleared by some other stars, and even the dates doesn't match, Mickie was champion and started it before even going out with Cena, Ken was at midcard even before it started it.
The thing with Orton was even missplaced and planted by Ken (by saying that Cena might want him fired after this suspension), When Cena was trying to "get" Orton fire (End of 2005 - berginning of 2006), it was not for standing up to Cena, Orton at the time had a reputation of being an absolute asshole, so bad that even The Undertaker and HHH (who was supposed to be his friend at the time) didn't wanted anything to do with him anymore.
Actually, Cena and Orton are close friends, and that people tend to forget things, They were even rumored to be involved into Kennnedy's dismisal, and to be working together to remain at the top during 2008 and mostly 2009 and one of the reasons for Orton to be at smackdown was for the both of them to be at the top...But Smackdown has always being a different animal than Raw.
So maybe he is a bully backstage, don't really think so thst much, but seriously, you hear stories of everyone there, from Punk, to Cena to HHH to even people like Taker and Foley back in the day, so take most of it as a grain of salt.