John Cena Praises Sami Zayn – “I See How Hard He Works”

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John Cena had some good things to say recently about Sami Zayn, who has become one of WWE’s biggest stars over the last year.

Two of the biggest matches set to take place at WrestleMania 39 this weekend will involve John Cena and Sami Zayn, but they won’t be against each other.

When John Cena competes at WrestleMania 39 in the first match on Saturday, April 1st, he’ll compete against Austin Theory for the United States Championship that Cena has held five times in his illustrious career.

As for Sami Zayn, he will team up with his best friend Kevin Owens against the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, with their Raw & Smackdown Tag Team Titles on the line.

The last time Cena had a match in WWE involved Zayn. That was on the December 30th, 2022 edition of Smackdown when Cena had his lone 2022 match as the tag team partner of Kevin Owens against Sami Zayn & Roman Reigns. Cena & Owens won that match.

In an interview on Whiskey Ginger with Andrew Santino, John Cena praised Zayn for working hard for a very long time and becoming popular with the crowd.

“I gotta give Sami his comeuppance. Here’s a guy that’s been in the business a long time and worked really hard in circuits outside WWE and made a great name for himself, then got in WWE in the ‘NXT’ program and made a great name for himself, then got in WWE and kind of struggled to connect with the audience.”

“Everyone now, because he’s very popular now, thinks it’s like, ‘Alright, it clicked.’ His character went through a major reconstruction just about three years ago, maybe even a little bit more than that… I can see it, I can see how hard he works and I see how he’s invested in connecting with the audience.”

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