Note to John Cena: Stop Being a Hater!

Jordan DouglassContributor IMarch 29, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11:  WWE wrestler John Cena poses with the award for Fave Sports Star backstage at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2008 at the Hisense Arena on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. This year's event, now in its sixth year, was held in Melbourne for the first time in its history.  (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Everyone's favorite wrestler (note the sarcasm), John Cena, has been on a media blitz promoting his new WWE produced film, 12 Rounds. However, it seems as if the "Doctor of Thuganomics" is doing less promoting and more blasting of former WWE superstar turned actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

In every single interview Cena has done on his promotional tour, he's made it a point to mention Johnson and how he "left the WWE for Hollywood."

While I get that he may be bitter about the situation, I have to say this to the new face of the WWE. Stop being a hater!

Every wrestling fan already knows the story of The Rock. He's made mention of his decision and although he did leave a void in the WWE, we all have respected his endeavours and us loyal fans still support him.

The fact that you still make a point to harp on him for a decision he made several years ago doesn't make you look good at all. In fact, it makes you look more like a jealous hater that can't let the past go.

You should be more worried about how your film is going to do at the box office, as a number of WWE films haven't done all that well, than worrying about what Mr. Johnson is doing.

Or better yet, take all of your focus off hating on Johnson and put it towards something useful, like expanding your wrestling skills.

Mr. Johnson made his choice, and albeit has become even more successful because of it. He's expanded his fan base, makes more money, and doesn't have to go through the wear and tear on his body that he used to.

I, for one, applaud Johnson for being able to step away from the business and still be successful as a lot of wrestling talents aren't able to do so. He doesn't have to rely on one last comeback or a big WrestleMania paycheck because he found a new niche.

Plus he left a lasting impression on the WWE. Fans will still remember him as that jabroni beatin', pie-eatin', trailblazin', eye brow raisin' peaople's champ. He accomplished a lot more in his roughly eight years in the business than most could gain in an entire career.

He has gained the respect of wrestling fans around the world for his time in the business, something you, Cena, still have yet to gain. Continuing to bash a man who helped pave the way for you isn't winning you any points.

Also, given the bad press that wrestling has had in the past few years, the steady decline of wrestling popularity, and the new direction the product is going, can you blame Johnson for leaving?

A wise man once said that there is no use crying over spilled milk. So why are you pouring buckets over something that has now become irrelevant? It doesn't make you out to look any better and it's not hurting Dwayne's popularity or his new found career.

My advice to you is simply this. You worry about your own career and your own choices. It's obvious that Dwayne isn't losing any sleep because you keep calling him out.

Put your focus elsewhere, other wise you won't be known as John Cena the wrestler, but John Cena the hater.

Question of the day: What are your thoughts on Cena/Rock and Rock's decision to become an actor?