Numerous WWE workers were giddy backstage over John Cena’s pseudo-shoot tirade toward Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Monday’s Raw SuperShow since many share similar real-life sentiments. Those disgruntled are upset with Johnson being prominently featured at WrestleMania XXVIII since he is not a full-time performer and is taking away a prime spot that could be used to elevate an up-and-comer.
Based on reports and speculation of Johnson having “heat” within WWE circles, a Twitter user asked the actor/wrestler, “Haters claim you’re keeping them from wrestling at ‘Mania and they can’t get over. Why couldn’t they get over when you were gone?”
Johnson, who is well aware of the backstage vipers, responded Wednesday night, “The ones who are complaining are the ones who will never get over anyway, Too busy complaining.”
Following Monday’s Raw in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one WWE worker aired out his grievances toward Johnson via text to PWInsider.com (with permission to be quoted under the condition of anonymity): “[Johnson] comes in to use WWE to get back the audience he lost doing Disney movies, which is fine but he’s been back over a year and name one person he helped make a bigger star since then? No one.
“He’s here for himself, he keeps to himself, and he keeps someone who’s actually touring here all year from making a bigger payday at the bigger shows. It’s all about making this the “biggest” Mania of all time. OK, then what do we do the rest of the year? Who’s been made? You think he took ANY blame for Survivor [Series] not drawing? Of course not, but how do you feud with a guy on the Titantron? Cena nailed the guy dead on tonight.
“Say anything about HHH, Taker, etc. still being in the top spot but if they were needed to work the road, they would and they would still work their asses off as much as they needed to. Rock is out for Rock and the idea he’s here to better anything but his own wallet is the biggest work of 2012.”