WWE planning to bring back John Cena’s “Doctor of Thuganomics” gimmick?


The return of the “Dr. of Thuganomics,” character that skyrocketed John Cena’s career. According to a tweet that John Cena sent out today, we might be seeing the return of the character that propelled him to superstardom. It just might not be in the ring.

John Cena started his WWE career in 2002, as a generic wrestler, who claimed to have, “ruthless aggression.”  He languished after his initial debut, not being able to find himself from a character standpoint.  On the Halloween episode of Smackdown of that same year, Cena appeared dressed as the famed rapper, Vanilla Ice.

The next week on Smackdown, Cena officially debuted his new character.  The character rapped during his promos and had a street-wise attitude, wearing a steel chain with a lock around his neck, as well as vintage sports jerseys.  The Dr. of Thuganomics was born.

John Cena tweeted out the following earlier today, as he is preparing to host the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards tomorrow night:

Cena has already been slimed on the Kids’ Choice Awards. He now prepares to host the awards ceremony for the first time, and he’s sure to have many more surprises in store than this.

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