WWE Superstar John Cena once criticized former WWE Champion The Rock for leaving the WWE for Hollywood and becoming one of the highest grossing actors the world knows today, but has taken a step back on those claims after realizing some success of his own on the big screen. Killing it in roles on films such as Trainwreck and Sisters and getting the opportunity to host shows such as The Today Show to SNL, Cena recently stated that his old claims about The Rock being a ‘part-timer’ were just plain stupid:
“I consider what I said back then the stupidest stuff ever.
“I was looking at it through very blinded eyes and I really wanted The Rock to come back to the WWE and I figured that hitting him where it hurts would get him back to the WWE. And it worked. But I’ve apologized to him in person, I’m on the web for the world to see – I was wrong, he was right. He’s now the highest paid actor in Hollywood, he has transcended this business and I think anything, any time a Superstar can give what he’s given to the WWE, and then transcend the WWE, that’s good for all of us.”
— WWE (@WWE) December 28, 2016