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WWE: The John Cena Experience

WWE // 2010 // 540 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 16th, 2010

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The Charge

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The Case

Arguably the most popular professional wrestler in the world, John Cena snags a three-disc set from WWE. The first disc is essentially a John Cena documentary, a lengthy look at one of the biggest names in the wrestling circuit. The program is divided by chapters into a look back at the various events and activities Cena has participated in.

The John Cena Experience kicks off with the WWE's annual Tribute to the Troops and Cena talking about his admiration for the people in the armed forces. From there, it's a variety of appearances (accepting an award from Make-a-Wish, visiting wounded soldiers, appearing on late night TV, flipping the coin at the Fiesta Bowl) mixed with behind-the-scenes footage of Cena training, acting, recording music and promoting. Binding it all together is an ongoing interview with Cena as he gets into biographical information and touches on his value system. Also, there's a whole lot of boosting of the WWE brand.

The remaining two DVDs are all matches:

• John Cena vs Booker T
No Mercy—October 3, 2004

• John Cena vs Kurt Angle
No Way Out—February 20, 2005

• John Cena vs Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels
Taboo Tuesday—November 1, 2005

• Edge vs John Cena
Royal Rumble—January 29, 2006

• John Cena vs Edge
Tribute to the Troops—December 25, 2006

• John Cena and Shawn Michaels vs Rated RKO
Raw—February 26, 2007

• John Cena vs Great Khali
One Night Stand—June 3, 2007

• John Cena vs Bobby Lashley
Great American Bash—July 22, 2007

• John Cena vs Randy Orton
SummerSlam—August 26, 2007

• John Cena Returns
Royal Rumble—January 27, 2008

• John Cena vs Triple H
Night of Champions—June 29, 2008

• John Cena vs Shawn Michaels
Raw—January 26, 2009

• John Cena vs Jack Swagger
Raw—April 13, 2009

• John Cena vs Big Show
Judgment Day—May 17, 2009

• John Cena vs The Miz
Raw—June 29, 2009

• John Cena vs Shawn Michaels vs Triple H
Survivor Series—November 22, 2009

I like Cena; he's a charismatic guy and find his movies engaging (12 Rounds—check it out). He's served well in this set. The documentary gives a nice overview of the stuff he likes to involve himself in, and despite the blatant company-pushing line, Cena comes across as someone who's passionate about what he does. The matches? A good variety (and he doesn't win all of them).

The documentary receives a clean 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer (matches are in full frame and anamorphic widescreen), audio is 2.0 stereo and there are no extras.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 80

Perp Profile

Studio: WWE
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 540 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Documentary
• Sports

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• Wikipedia: John Cena
• WWE: John Cena








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