WWE isn’t always the easiest place to get over. John Cena realizes this and sometimes the blame can be placed on the writing that the company gives Superstars to execute.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, John Cena addressed the idea that sometimes WWE doesn’t have anything for Superstars. He defended WWE’s position and the task that writers face on a daily basis to keep churning out new stories.
In the end, it is up to the Superstars to actually take the segment and make it the best possible in spite of how lackluster it might be.
“I hate hearing people say ‘creative has nothing for me’ or ‘they’re not writing good things for me’. You have a small crew of writers who has to write a mass amount of segments and they churn out general stories. The best, most brilliant situation in the world is you two guys are going to have a match tonight, figure it out. Or, getting something that is not good because then you can take it and go with the writer and make it your own.”
“I’ve worked with so many people on our writing team from the head writer himself to a guy on the first day on the job. It’s up to the talent to take something that is, no offense, sh*tty, and make it good. I have never been handed a written piece of paper that I go ‘this is great’. It’s always ‘how do we turn this sh*t into something that makes sense.’ I’ve seen guys like Miz do it, guys like Seth do it, AJ when we were able to creatively bond for a while, and Bray.”
John Cena was obviously able to make the most out of his WWE career. He is looking at a big career in Hollywood to follow, but his wisdom for the Superstars of today should be considered incredibly valuable. WWE is going through a big change in their writing staff too so hopefully, the quality of those scripts will change.
Then again, it is also important to remember that no matter how great of a script WWE’s writers are able to concoct, Vince McMahon can always come in on the day of the show and change absolutely everything.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote