John Cena has discussed what he learned from Vince McMahon during his time as wrestling’s biggest star and how the WWE Chairman still influences him to this day.
Cena became wrestling’s brightest star as the new millennium gave way to an era personified by ruthless aggression. With a record-tying sixteen world titles to his name as well as countless WrestleManias headlined, it’s no surprise that Cena will have spent a lot of time working directly with the man who built WWE’s global empire.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet ahead of Cena’s upcoming F9 movie, the star discussed the many things he’d learned from McMahon, and the one lesson that stands out over all others.
“I continue to learn from him every single day. There is not an instance that goes by where I don’t reflect on my experience in the WWE and what he has taught me. Often times learning from osmosis, he doesn’t hit you over the head with the lessons, but you can learn from his decision making. It says a lot about the person and what you can take. That well is endless and not dried up yet. I continue to learn from him.”
“I think the most valuable of all the lessons is to show up and deliver. That isn’t something he says, it’s something he does all the F’n time. He’s always there and he’s always invested. People can question his creative motives and whatever, it’s creativity, there’s always going to be an opinion. He’s always got his boots on the ground, he’s always invested and he always believes in his passion about the product. I think just showing up and delivering, that’s a huge takeaway.”
John Cena has two blockbuster movies slated for release in 2021 with F9 being followed by Marvel’s The Suicide Squad where Cena stars as Peacemaker.
What was already a busy 2021 is rumoured to be even busier than first thought. Stories are swirling that a WWE return for Cena is imminent with a planned main event at SummerSlam against Roman Reigns looking more likely by the day.