Cody Rhodes is a big fan of the work ethic of a WWE legend.
The American Nightmare could be the new face of the company if he defeats Roman Reigns and becomes the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania. Along with the accolade of becoming the new champion and being the one to dethrone The Tribal Chief, Rhodes will likely be in the public eye more than ever before.
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While Rhodes may be seen more by the media and the WWE Universe as a result of the high profile storyline, the future main eventer has heavily credited a man that many can’t see, John Cena.
While appearing on My Mom’s Basement, host Robbie Fox asked Rhodes how he feels about being a locker room leader, naming Cena as an example of a past leader. Cody Rhodes would praise Cena’s positive and negative fan interactions while also stating how much of a help Cena has been to his own career:
“You mention John. John’s the ultimate role model as far as how he conducted himself, whether it was with the media, with the fans, the good fans, the more unruly fans, everything. He is the ultimate role model. Before he became a bus guy, I got to drive him around a little bit, and he was just talking. I was, in my mind, just writing everything down that he was saying. He was really invaluable as a person to be around.
Rhodes then concluded by stating how he would act as a locker room leader if the opportunity were ever to be presented:
I’m so blown away by how he’s doing and what he’s doing. I think if you try to copy what he did… everyone’s gotta do it their own way. I think my style, I ever was to be somebody that was a locker room leader, would just be to lead by example,”
John Cena’s selfless gestures have gained the 16 time world champion respect from the outside world along with the WWE fans. Cena has granted more than 650 wishes as part of the Make A Wish program, more than anyone else in the history of the organisation.
H/t to Fightful for the use of transcriptions.