John Cena Reveals What His Goal In Wrestling Was

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While reflecting on his incredible career in WWE, John Cena has opened up about one of his wrestling goals especially while he was on top.

As a 16-time WWE World Champion, John Cena is considered by many people to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. The lead WWE announcer Michael Cole usually makes it a point to call Cena the greatest of all time because of what Cena has accomplished over the last 20+ years since he started in 2002.

Currently, Cena is more of a part-time star who lost to Austin Theory at Wrestlemania 39 last month and only wrestled one match in 2022 because he is concentrating more on his acting career these days.

In an interview with Sam Roberts on Notsam Wrestling, John Cena opened up about how he always did his best to put on a great show and how he always had the goal of passing the torch.

“You can track back, and I’ve missed a bunch of times. I’ve tried to care and been too quirky, tried to be funny, and failed, but I’m trying. I’m always trying to make you care. That’s been the way since I was doing raps. People would want to hear the lines. Then people wouldn’t want to hear the lines. ‘You can do your rap thing. I’m just going to kick the crap out of you in the ring.’ Fine, that doesn’t matter. What matters is me making them connect and believe.”

“If they believe and maybe they laugh, then they feel sad when people kick the crap out of me. Then I can get away with something like, my ethos is persistence, because years from now, people will be like, ‘Yeah, that actually kind of is what he does. He just keeps showing up. He’s here a lot.’ That’s the thing when authenticity. You can’t shake hands with someone for the first time, and they know you’re sold.”

“I’m blessed enough to be able to, for now, people to reflect and see, ‘he is authentically that. He authentically has passion for the company.’ My goal is to authentically leave it better than I found it. That’s my goal, to pass the torch up.”

John Cena remains humble when talking about his place in WWE history.

“I don’t ever want to be talked about generations from now. They should be talking about Roman, and whoever follows him, and whoever follows him, because that’s how it should be.”

“They should be in stadiums instead of arenas every night. That’s how it should be. That’s the burden Roman has on his shoulders. That’s the way it’s supposed to go. Too many people caught up in, ‘I’m this, I’m that.’ I’m a pawn on the chess board, and someone tells me, ‘we’re going to move you with this guy,’ it’s the same with movies. I don’t call the shots.”

In the same conversation, John Cena also revealed how he interacted with Austin Theory ahead of their WrestleMania clash.

H/T Fightful