John Cena is an iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling, known for his intensity and larger-than-life persona. He cemented himself as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and continues to make a significant impact in both the wrestling industry and mainstream media. He had humble beginnings in WWE and worked his way up the roster alongside the likes of Matt Hardy, who is more experienced than him. In fact, Cena let Hardy take the lead when they planned their matches in WWE.

John Cena signed a contract with WWE in 2000, and made his way to the company’s developmental promotion at the time, OVW. After training there for couple of years, Cena made his way to the main roster in 2002.

John Cena had a memorable debut against Kurt Angle, where he showed “Ruthless Aggression,” but he still lost to the Olympic Gold Medalist. Cena then proceeded to have feuds with the likes of Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar, and Matt Hardy.

While speaking on a recent edition of his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy talked about his time working with John Cena in WWE. Hardy put over Cena in a huge way for their early relationship in WWE.


“He had a ton of potential. I enjoyed working with him. He had a great attitude, very respectful. One thing I can’t stress enough about whenever he broke into the business, especially once he started on the main roster, WWE. But I had fun wrestling with him.

There were a lot of things we kind of shared and had things in common, we both liked rap music and that’s something we had discovered at this time as well. And he was just overall just a cool fun guy, so, yeah, I enjoyed working with him and I thought this guy is going to be special because he’s very gifted and very talented.”

The former United States Champion then proceeded to talk about how he and John Cena put their matches together. Matt Hardy revealed that John Cena let him plan all of their matches in WWE.

“Once again, he was very respectful in the aspect of he was like, okay, well, you’re the veteran, you just tell me what you want me to do. And he would contribute like, I do this, I do that, what if we did this, but, yeah, he was just very easy to work with at that time.

Very laid back, very easy going and just an extremely hard worker. And one thing I can say about John more than anything else is that he’s very disciplined and you can tell that obviously by his physique, the way he eats, the way he trains, his intensity as well and he’s also very discipline as far as applying himself to bettering himself when it came to his craft as well and you could see that right from the jump.”

John Cena is rumored for a WrestleMania 39 match this year, possibly against Logan Paul. As Ringside News exclusively reported, Vince McMahon gave John Cena his blessing to do as much with WWE as he can, even if he’s not a part of the company.

It remains to be seen whether John Cena will return to WWE television soon enough, because he has a very busy Hollywood schedule. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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