John Cena has been part of the professional wrestling industry for well over two decades now and has collaborated with numerous top talents. Notably, he expressed an eye for talent, including former AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF. After an interaction last year, Cena admitted that he told MJF it would be fantastic if he joined WWE.

In anticipation of the worldwide release of ‘The Iron Claw,’ a red carpet event was held last year, which featured MJF alongside some noteworthy WWE Superstars at the screening. This included MJF meeting up with none other than John Cena, as the two seemed to have a good chat.

While speaking on Insight With Chris Van Vliet, John Cena went into detail about his meeting with MJF. Cena acknowledged that in the past, he might not have associated with someone from a rival promotion due to WWE loyalty.

However, Cena recognized the value of healthy competition and stated that not wearing the WWE brand doesn’t make someone a bad performer. He expressed appreciation for MJF’s professionalism and cordiality at a movie premiere, admitting he was impressed by the AEW star’s work.


So the whole totality of the thing is I knew he was going to be there. I don’t think the old me would have associated with him just because of how WWE I was. I still am WWE, but there is room for competition and competition is great and just because you don’t wear the company brand I have doesn’t mean you’re a bad performer.” 

Sports entertainment is a finicky business, and again, there’s a lot of chances to make moments. This is one of their top performers for AEW and I don’t know if I’m going to be the target of a moment. I’m just going to support my friend in a movie. He couldn’t have been nicer.”

”He couldn’t have been more cordial. We met each other and I got pulled away to take some pictures and then we were about to go do everything else before I even got to you, and I was like, ‘Hold on. Give me two minutes.’ I shook his hand. I said, ‘Man, I’m so sorry. Excuse my ignorance, I didn’t know what to expect from you today. You are a class act. I can’t believe you’re as professional as you are. That’s just my ignorance. I’m sorry I had that judgment. I want to thank you for being so special. Thanks for making my night.’ 

John Cena even mentioned the possibility of MJF joining WWE in the future, emphasizing that he was floored by MJF’s professionalism and viewed him as a driven, classy individual.

”Then we got back and I was able to talk to him more and I kind of was like, ‘Maybe we can get you to play for the right team one day’, and all that. There’s no denying the fact that he’s doing good work and I don’t think that I should ignore that. Honestly, I was floored by his professionalism.”

”Where it would have been an easy target at a wrestling movie premiere to have yourself a moment, and we did have a moment, and it was one that the internet paid attention to. It was one where I was hoping that this person that I met, I could once bet on like, ‘Man, oh, we just get you over here. That’d be awesome’ but it was great. It was great to meet a professional, classy, driven young man.”

Even MJF previously shared his own perspective on what he and John Cena talked about during their interaction last year. Nevertheless, only time will tell whether MJF will make his way to WWE, as that would definitely please John Cena in a big way.

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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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