Going back and looking at past interviews, John Cena has always given the same piece of advice. Take chances.
The Dr. of Thuganomics was a random shot in the dark. Cena was on the verge of being fired before giving that gimmick a chance, which led to the last real top guy in WWE. Right now, he believes this is one of the most diverse and athletic rosters the company has ever had. All they need to do is take a chance.
On the After the Bell podcast with Corey Graves, Cena drove that point home once again.
I think we’re fine with a segmented group of performers. The SmackDown roster, the RAW roster, the NXT roster. I don’t think there’s ever been more potential under one roof than right now. I think the best scenario, and take it from a guy who’s done pretty well for himself off of this scenario…when they tell you ‘I don’t know what you want tonight,’ that’s when things like the ‘Rap Guy’ was born.
That’s when things like the US Challenge were born. When they don’t know what they want, they’re giving you the freedom to create. You can now walk into imagination land and do whatever you want. Again, that takes being brave and doing stupid things and hoping they get over. Maybe they will and you can wear wristbands when you’re 43 and make it seem comfortable.
I don’t know. It’s just, like I said I have a different perception than everyone else, but I do think there has never been more athletic talent under one roof than right here right now.