John Cena is a great person to learn from in WWE, especially for Superstars who hadn’t received a spot on top of the card yet.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc, JTG spoke about Cryme Tyme’s only run in the main event scene for WWE. They were working with John Cena and JTG remembers wanting to take full advantage of that. He also learned as much as he could from Cena.
“I learned a lot working with John Cena, because we had to definitely step up to the plate and hit some home runs. Because working with Cena meant we were in the main event scene.”
“For the first and only time in my WWE career, I was a main eventer. It was amazing. I learned so much. Cena would pull me to the side, very professionally, and tell me what I should be doing or avoiding while being in that spot. I still carry those lessons today. And now I am in the main event spot [laughs].”
JTG went on to thank John Cena for his gestures that helped out a ton. Following Shad Gaspard’s passing, Cena made a very large donation to his family.
“Oh, Cena made a very, very good gesture. He made a very good donation to Shad’s wife. I haven’t had any recent contact with him, but whenever we do see each other, we always pick up where we left off. That’s how the wrestling business is, with a lot of my colleagues.”
When it comes to following John Cena’s steps in Hollywood, JTG isn’t ruling that out either. There are opportunities all over and he admitted that some are coming his way as well.
“Yes, there are some opportunities coming my way. I filmed something last week. But that’s not my passion right now. I don’t mind doing it, but that’s not my focus. To be in one of the Sharknado films was really cool, though.”
Getting in a Sharknado movie is very cool, but it might not compare to working a main event program with John Cena. As the years go by we can see John Cena’s influence on the business even though he had to step away due to an exploding career in Hollywood.