John Cena is one of the biggest names in the pro-wrestling industry and he is certainly a true veteran having decades of experience in the field. It turns out he had a piece of advice for Cody Rhodes during his time in AEW.
Cody Rhodes reveals what advice John Cena gave him
Rhodes has been one of AEW’s founders and the face of the promotion throughout its first year. However, many fans had turned on ‘The American Nightmare’ by the end of his run with the company. The negative reactions which he received in his last months were quite identical to what John Cena experienced throughout his career.
In a recently uploaded video on WWE’s YouTube channel, ‘The American Nightmare’ claimed that he and Cena spoke to one another when a huge portion of AEW fans started chanting things like ‘Cody sucks’.
According to Rhodes, the multi-time world champion told him to follow his heart and do what he felt suited him the most:
“Best advice John Cena ever gave me, twofold. The first thing was rather recently, I was going through a polarizing time in my career. We were getting for the first time in my career a ‘Let’s go Cody, Cody sucks’ type thing and he very eloquently told me to be honest with myself, as to why a crowd would react that way. Look in the mirror, and if you feel you’re doing the right thing, keep doing it.”
Rhodes also revealed that Cena gave him practical advice on how to respond to fans:
“Second piece of advice is that the crowd starts making any noise, in any capacity, they start clapping their hands, they start stomping their feet. They want you to fight back, something, then you have to reward them.”