WWE news: John Cena responds to claims he’s holding talent back after wrestling return | WWE | Sport
Cena is one of the most celebrated superstars in WWE history as he is a 16-time world champion and has beaten some of the all-time best like The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle.
The Champ though is one of the most polarising wrestlers ever as he has attracted an army of fans and haters throughout the years.
According to The Leader of the Cenation, some of his critics hold the perception that he sabotages young and upcoming talent’s careers.
But the ex-WWE Champion insists he has never done that as he is solely focused on his own performances.
The former World Heavyweight Champion also claims some of the criticism emanates from the fact that he has never ditched his good-guy persona and didn’t use many exciting moves.
Cena told Sports Illustrated’s SI Media Podcast: “Like, the perception that I hold talent back. I never once have done that, I just go out and do my thing.
“But someone can look at the character John Cena and have disdain for that.
“Or disdain that I’m not performing as a bad guy. And that’s the root of their criticism.
“Or that I don’t do great manoeuvres. And that takes the guy you see, and makes him — ‘I don’t like this guy.’
“They’re all entitled to their opinion, but man, I wish I could sit down and break down what we do.
“I love talking about WWE, I’m absolutely obsessed with it, and I love talking about like, embracing the uncomfortable and going after stuff that you’re passionate about.”
Cena’s last WWE match took place at WWE Super Show-Down where he teamed up with Bobby Lashley and defeated Kevin Owens as well as Elias.
He is now set to compete at WWE’s next overseas Pey-Per-View event Crown Jewel on November 2 in Saudi Arabia.
The ex-US Champion will face Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton and two more superstars from RAW and Smackdown.
Cena is now working on his upcoming movie Project X-traction and is promoting his new children’s book Elbow Grease.