John Cena was pushed to the moon after Brock Lesnar left WWE but even before that, the company had shown faith in the Cenation Leader and he had become an important part of SmackDown in the early days of his career.
On the latest episode of Something Else to Wrestle With Podcast, the host and former WWE Writer Bruce Prichard talked about the early push of Cena and revealed the backstage reaction to it.
According to Bruce, there were people who were jealous of John upon his arrival because he was put in a programme and was on TV shortly after he got there.
Continuing on the topic, the former WWE Producer revealed that there were rumblings backstage but the former World Champion was getting over with the crowd that helped in making the difference.
The full episode of the podcast will be released on WWE Network later this week but the company posted the following promo of it on YouTube featuring the mentioned comment from Bruce Prichard: