John Cena can usually be blamed for the bad spots in his matches, such as the asinine finish to the Nexus elimination match: however, while Cena is responsible for demolishing Nexus as a credible faction by delivering an ending that made them look very weak, the idea to go over Nexus in the first place was not John Cena's idea, and that part of the blame probably still lies with Creative (Edge says he did not care at that point since he was out of the match, implying that even though he and Jericho wanted Barrett to get pushed, the Nexus was losing one way or another by that point).
- Most people will point out that it isn't the real-life persona of Cena they hate, it's the IDEA of Cena. John is an OK wrestler, but he is pushed so astoundingly hard compared to other people who should be on his level. The only people to even manage to claw with their fingertips at Cena's rung on the ladder are CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, and even with those 2, they've been kicked back down after a few months.
- This was the first of several bullet points (almost spoken verbatim) in CM Punk's now infamous Worked Shoot promo in the summer of 2011.
Punk: I don't hate you, John. I don't even dislike you. I do like you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most of the people in the back. I hate this idea that you're the best.