John Cena “Didn’t Do Business” Says WWE Hall Of Famer
At WrestleMania 39, John Cena returned to action on the grandest stage of them all for the first time in three years to take on Austin Theory for the US Title.
The sixteen-time champion of the world is no longer a full-time WWE competitor but he went toe-to-toe with Theory but ultimately it was the champion who retained his title in the biggest win of his career.
Speaking on The Wrestling Time Machine, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long says he thinks John Cena should have given Austin Theory a better match at WrestleMania:
“I’m just old school and I just always believe in doing business, and I just don’t think Cena did business. I don’t know this, but I feel that Cena is basically going to spend the rest of his career on Hollywood doing movies and stuff. I don’t know. I don’t want to say this, but I don’t think his heart is in wrestling like it used to be. He’s thinking ahead to the movies and stuff now.”
“If you want to go and do something else, nothing’s wrong with that. Further your career, do better, I’m for that all the way. But, don’t forget where you come from. Back in the day, a guy that was in the territory, if he was going to leave for a good bit, then he would always leave the guy that’s left in the territory strong. I think he could have had a way better match with the kid than he did because I’ve seen him work in the ring before.”
Despite Long’s assertions, it should be noted that the last time John Cena won a one-on-one match on WWE television was at the Greatest Royal Rumble in April 2018 when he defeated Triple H. Since then Cena has lost huge bouts to Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, and now Austin Theory as he did his part to help the next generation of WWE Superstars.