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John Cena Believes He’d Lose To Max Caster In A Rap Battle

John Cena

Despite his previous battle rap exploits against Hip Hop heavyweights such as Kurt Angle, John Cena believes he’d lose to Max Caster.

Back in 2002, a young John Cena morphed into Vanilla Ice for a special Halloween episode of SmackDown. After the success of this appearance, he continued to appear as the “Dr of Thuganmomics” performing raps on his way to the ring ripping into his opponents.

Despite initially being a heel, the character became incredibly popular as Cena rose up the card.

In more recent times, this has naturally led to many long-time fans making comparisons between the character and AEW’s Max Caster. The young star has become as known for his scathing raps on the way to the ring, as for his exploits inside it.

Speaking in a new interview with Alfred Konuwa for Forbes, Cena was asked whether he thought he could beat Caster in a rap battle. The 16-time World Champion said that there was no chance he’d win, before heaping praise on the AEW star.

“I know of Max Caster very well, and the answer is no,”

“He’s extremely gifted. I remember hearing him for the first time, and asking a good friend of mine to please pass his information on to me,” Cena said. “I immediately checked out his raps, out of the blue, and I saw what he was doing was spectacular. I wish him all the best of luck, but I can’t give him any advice because he’s punching far above my weight class. He is very gifted. He’s gifted enough to rhyme to the beat live, where I kind of did my stuff a cappella to let the punchlines sink in.”

In closing, Cena praised Caster further, explaining that he’s taken what he did and just made it better.

“Hip-hop constantly evolves, and it constantly moves forward, and he is the better version of what I did,” Cena declared. “He’s really, really spectacular. As long as he keeps everything in realistic perspective, he shows great potential.”

John Cena hasn’t wrestled on WWE television since being defeated by Roman Reigns at SummerSlam in August 2021.

Meanwhile, Caster squared off against CM Punk on the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite.