John Cena will go down in history as one of the most important fighters in the history of WWE. Loved and hated in equal parts, the fighter became the face of the company during the PG Era. In addition, he has managed to lift a world title 16 times, equaling the record of a legend like Ric Flair.
During his tour of the company, Cena has starred in intense and remembered rivalries with fighters of the stature of Edge, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle or JBL, the latter being key in the fighter’s history. And it was his victory over Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania 21 that helped him obtain his first world championship in WWE.
Meanwhile, in a recent edition of table for 3of WWE Network, JBL, booker t Y Mistery King They sat down together to talk about various topics, including Cena’s rise to the top. During the chat, JBL revealed what he said to Vince McMahon when the leader of the “Cenation” was still young.
“You know Cena from day one, you know, it is different to go from a fight of eight minutes to another of 30. Thirty minutes is complicated. You have to assume your own role and some people don’t know how to make that transition. I think before he could have had longer fights with Kurt Angle, who is one of the best of all time, but if not, then I was the second guy to fight Cena for 30 minutes. I was comfortable from day one.
I remember Vince asking me, ‘How is he?’ I said, ‘that boy is fucking impressive’. I mean it’s that good. And it was from the beginning. He went into deep water where many people drowned“.
Nowadays, Cena is completely focused on his acting career, where it is gaining more and more importance. We have recently seen it in great cinematographic sagas such as The Fast and The Furious either transformersand starring in one of the most outstanding series of this year, peacemaker.
However, the fighter’s heart is still in WWE, where he has made some sporadic appearances. The last time we saw him in a ring was in the special episode of Monday Night Raw from June 27, where he was honored for the twentieth anniversary of his debut in the company. In the meantime, the latest rumors point to a possible return to the ring at WrestleMania 39.
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