Speaking to Nick Harley of Den of Geek, John Cena has dismissed suggestions that he ever carried WWE during his time with the company.
It has been suggested in some quarters that Cena was WWE’s main and only full-time attraction during certain periods of his run. However, Cena scoffed at the idea, saying that it takes credit away from other people who deserve it.
Cena added that he didn’t believe in the term and that working with WWE was a team effort.
“No, no, that’s not true. That’s not true. If you think so, watch any wrestling match or WWE performance with one individual. So I don’t believe in that term. It’s an absolute team effort. And I hate when people say that because it takes the credit away from a lot of talented individuals. But I think one thing is for certain that if WWE ever asked me to do anything, be it a phone interview or go to a smaller city to promote or go to a larger stage or fly across the world or et cetera, et cetera. For 15 years my life was a blur that had not much else in it except light blue canvas and ropes. And I love it for that. And I think now the audience is very understanding that I developed a similar sort of passion towards this. And you can’t be both places at once because one place will suffer or if not, both places will suffer.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cena also expressed his desire to return to return to WWE. Although he stressed that the story had to be interesting, he really, really wants to come back to the company.
“I always found a real sense of satisfaction contributing where I could, because I know that the idea of the sense of complacency with performers is high. And they always want to be at the top spot and there is only one top spot. But I believe a spot is a chance to contribute. So it won’t be about that. It will simply be if there is an enthralling and correct continuation to the narrative. I really, really want to get back to WWE. I really want audiences to get back to WWE.”
John Cena hasn’t appeared for WWE since being defeated by ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36. The match in question was the divisive Firefly Funhouse Match which saw the 16-time champion run through his various wrestling personas before being taken out by Wyatt.
The highly decorated star has also recently teased a return to WWE on social media.