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WWE News: John Cena criticises wrestlers who only want to be 'famous'

Riju Dasgupta
2.86K   //    30 Apr 2018, 20:53 IST

John Cena minced no words during his interview
John Cena minced no words during his interview

What's the story?

WWE superstar John Cena was recently interviewed by Chris Hardwick for ID10T and spoke about many topics. We thank Wrestling Inc. for the heads up and the quotes as well.

During the course of the interview, Cena had some strong words for wrestlers who entered the business to be 'famous'.

He expressed the sentiment that even when things aren't necessarily going someone's way, the fact that they are getting paid to perform before people should be a motivator.

In case you didn't know...

Cena has been a company guy for many, many years now. Right from the Ruthless Aggression Era to the present era, the Cenation Leader has always been a top-tier talent, carrying the company upon his extremely broad shoulders.

Currently, he's balancing a schedule between his WWE and Hollywood commitments. Cena's last match saw him defeat Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

The heart of the matter

Cena had some choice words for fame-hungry sports entertainers:

I don't understand that. When I see a ring and I get in, and I say that I just want to learn, and I just want to sustainably do this for my entire life, for as long as I physically can, then the ups and downs will come. When it is up, you can keep the perspective of saying to yourself that you shouldn't be here anyway, it's a great perspective to have because it keeps you working hard

Moreover, he spoke about how great an honour it was to be a sports entertainer and get paid to perform before a crowd:

But you should enjoy all of it. You really get to test a person's mental when things aren't going their way. Oftentimes that is the case, but at the end of the day, you are a freaking pro wrestler. You may not have been paired with the person you wanted to work with, but at the end of the day, you are getting paid to perform in front of people, which is a good thing.

What's next?

We do not know when Cena will return for yet another run. Cena's 17th title win should be just around the horizon. Could he break Ric Flair's long-standing record someday?

Author's take

I'm not a wrestler so I cannot comment on the motivations of wrestlers. I do, however, play music and I've noticed that fame-hungry bands often fizzle out when the spotlight is off them.

Maybe it's the same thing, all said and done.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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