The Undertaker’s controversial views about the current pro wrestlers and WWE’s product last month continues to be widely-discussed. Many pro wrestlers, both old and new, have given their opinion on what The Deadman said. Now it seems one of the most recognizable WWE Superstars has given his thoughts on the matter.
While being interviewed by Forbes, John Cena talked about The Undertaker’s opinion on modern pro wrestlers and the WWE product being ‘soft.’ Cena said that he disagrees with what The Undertaker said, mentioning that the product isn’t soft; it’s simply different.
“I guess I’ve viewed the WWE as a product outside of myself for a long time. I guess that’s why I was so interested in the business side of it from very early on in my career. In that, I’ve seen it evolve, but I’ve also been called ‘everything that’s ruined sports entertainment.’ I could look at the economics of it and make an argument that between myself—and the large amount of folks that carried on the roster beyond the Attitude Era into the Ruthless Aggression Era and the Reality Era—the fans of the Attitude Era certainly looked at our product as not what they’re used to, and it wasn’t. So I may have a bit of disagreement with Undertaker’s word choice because I don’t think it’s soft, I think it’s different.”
Cena then said that he loves the current WWE product, stating that it is bold and forcing people to take chances.
“I think it’s bold, it’s forcing people to take chances. Forbes did an article on me back in 2020 where I had said that I don’t believe that WWE will ever have a marquee star. And here we are, less than a year later, and I can blatantly say I was wrong. You wanna talk about being too close to the product? I was just too close. Having seen it, having lived it myself, I should have just realized that the company is in transition. It takes a long time—I would say it’s three-and-a-half years or more—to build a certain talent because I’ve walked in those shoes.”
John Cena is currently engaged with his busy life in Hollywood. Cena had previously mentioned he isn’t going to appearance at WrestleMania 37 this year.