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WWE news: Jim Ross feels John Cena has to change his in-ring persona

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Jim Ross may not be with the WWE anymore, and he may not be on the best of terms with his former company, but he is still a wrestling fan and has a lot of interesting thoughts about the industry. In his latest blog post on Monday night, Ross talked about the John Cena and Brock Lesnar feud. In the commentary, Ross said that he feels that John Cena has to change his approach and character somewhat leading into the “Night of Champions” match.

At “SummerSlam,” Brock Lesnar won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from John Cena is what was basically an extended squash match. Cena got little, if no, offense and Lesnar just dominated him from start to finish. As a result, Lesnar looked like a monster and Cena looked like he met his match. Since then, Cena has come out and tried to prove he has the edge needed to beat Lesnar. On this week’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” episode, he even got in the face of Triple H when the Authority tried to take away his rematch.

Jim Ross said that he would love to see John Cena start to change as “Night of Champions” grows near. He has said for a long time that there is no way that the WWE would ever turn Cena heel, and that is not what he is suggesting here. Instead, he said that Cena should stop joking and just cut some serious promos, which is the direction that the WWE looks like they are heading in.

However, Ross also said that John Cena needs to start doing things that are uncharacteristic for him. His examples include Cena maybe getting himself intentionally disqualified or maybe even approaching and talking to Michael Cole, who is Cena’s biggest defender, and just going off on the situation. Ross concluded that Cena needs some edge in this feud with Brock Lesnar, otherwise it would be a huge missed opportunity for the WWE.

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