John Cena is a 16-time World Champion and carried the company on his back throughout the PG era. Since 2017, John Cena became a part-timer in WWE and has appeared sporadically due to his busy schedule in Hollywood. That said, it appears that Cena opened up about the scariest moment of his WWE career.

In case you didn’t know, John Cena was not always interested in becoming a professional wrestler and certainly had a long journey ahead of him before he could realize his potential as a professional wrestler.

When John Cena debuted on the main roster in 2002, he was nothing more than a bland babyface who had no future prospects. In fact, Cena almost got fired during his first year in Vince McMahon’s company.

While speaking on NotSam Wrestling, John Cena revealed the scariest moment of his WWE career, which was when WWE told him, “Hey, we’re going to let you go” during his rookie year.


“So, you know, that started my career, the Ruthless Aggression Era that everyone now romanticizes, which we so often do with the past, like it was great. It sucked for me. I had no direction. I was asked to be a good guy when I got my experience as a bad guy. So I was asked to do something new. I lost my nickname, I had my real name. So, what is a John Cena? I don’t know what that is.

I was too stupid to realize that, like, I could use the two words ‘ruthless’ and ‘aggression’ and create a personality. I wish I could get that opportunity now, because I do a lot more with it. But I squandered it.

And in doing so, justifiably, so they started me with Kurt Angle, and then put me in a few matches with Chris Jericho, they gave me an opportunity, plenty of opportunity, there’s my miss. And then I’m working, you know, Velocity, matches have no story or very little narrative, because they just need content. That’s where you go to go on to your next endeavor.

And I was told, like, ‘They make a winter and spring cuts and yeah, you’re gonna be in the winter round, just letting you know.” Then the European tour in the fall saved me. So that’s my, that’s my scariest moment.”

John Cena also recently stated that his squash match with Brock Lesnar made sense. It remains to be seen when John Cena will finally return to WWE. That said, fans will always be glad Cena managed to stick around and become the big star that he is.

What’s your view on what John Cena said? Are you glad John Cena didn’t get fired? Let us know in the comments!

Transcription by Ringside News

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