Former WWE Writer Criticizes John Cena For Supporting Vince McMahon

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John Cena has been criticized for showing his love towards Vince McMahon following a scandalous lawsuit against WWE’s former Chairman.

The wrestling world was horrified in late January when the Wall Street Journal revealed that a former WWE employee named Janel Grant had brought forth a lawsuit against former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

In the lawsuit, Vince McMahon was accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking in a massive lawsuit that shocked many people within the wrestling world. Due to the lawsuit being made public, TKO’s top executives told Vince McMahon to resign as Executive Chairman, which he did. While Vince claims that he will fight the claims made in the lawsuit, he is essentially no longer part of WWE in any way right now.

During his 20+ year career in WWE, John Cena worked closely with Vince McMahon especially since Cena was the company’s biggest star from 2005 until around 2018 when he slowed down his work in WWE and transitioned into an acting career.

While talking to legendary radio host Howard Stern on the Howard Stern Show, John Cena spoke about how he loved Vince McMahon and showed support to him.

I don’t think it’s complicated to talk about. It’s complicated to listen to. That’s why I don’t necessarily put a lot of time and equity into it. There’s still a long way to go. I can say this, I’m a big advocate of love and friendship and honesty, and communication, in the same breath, I’m also a big advocate of accountability. If someone’s behavior lies so far outside of your value system that the balance shifts of, ‘I can’t operate in a world where this works.’ That’s the end result of being accountable.

Right now, I’m gonna love the person I love, be their friend. ‘I love you, you have a hill to climb.’ There is the saying of, ‘You don’t know who your friends are until sh*t hits the fan or your back is against the wall.’ That doesn’t make any of what’s going on any easier to swallow. Just telling someone you love them, it’s a hill to climb, and we’ll see what happens.’ That’s that.

It sounds so cliche, but it has to be one day at a time. I’ve openly said, I love the guy, I have a great relationship with the guy, and that’s that. It’s largely my construct of operating with honesty and communication. Those are strong leads to handling any problem or achievement. The whole thing is super unfortunate and it sucks.

It deals with an individual I love and an entity I love. I want everyone to have the experience that I have. Not only do I tell a friend that I love them, but I switch to the entity and say, ‘How can I help?

Those comments were criticized heavily by many people because Cena supported Vince without criticizing him at all for the allegations.

Vince Russo Feels John Cena Deserved To Get “Hammered” For Vince McMahon Comments

In the 1990s, Vince Russo worked for WWE as a magazine writer and then for a few years in the Attitude Era as a leader writer before departing in late 1999. While talking to Sportskeeda, Russo felt like John Cena deserved the criticism that came his way.

“I am reading Cena’s comments, and I am like, he is going to get hammered for this… I knew Cena was going to get killed for this. There is no way he is NOT gonna get killed for this. I just wish he would have said, you know, you could love him.”

As he continued, Vince Russo also felt like Randy Orton could have been harder on Vince too.

“Same thing with Orton, you know, ‘made your career,’ this that and the other thing. But man if it’s me, I am gonna say all that, but I am also gonna say, ‘But if he is found guilty of these charges… he is gonna have to take full responsibility.’ At least say something like that.”

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