John Cena no longer is an active Superstar in WWE. He has a busy schedule in Hollywood and simply cannot give much time to wrestling. He spent a decade being the face of the company.
Vince McMahon chose Cena as the face of WWE for a long time. Jim Ross was working in WWE for a good part of Cena’s time at the top. So Ross understands why McMahon put him in that position.
On Grilling JR, the WWE Hall Of Famer said that Cena’s drive and dedication for the professional wrestling business are what helped him stay at the top. Cena working hard to remain a top Superstar is why McMahon kept him at the top.
Cena not being injury-prone also contributed to his success.
“Passion, John’s passion was overwhelming,” Ross said. “His dedication to his craft was overwhelming. I don’t know that anybody had any doubts that I talked to. I don’t think there were any massive apprehensions because we knew we were going to the right guy. Here’s the thing about this, John was a guy who never said no, he worked his ass off for seven days a week or 10 days a week if there were 10 days in the week. He loved what he did. His record for Make-A-Wishes, granting wishes for terminally ill children, nobody is even close. That was the kind of guy he was, he would never turn anything down that’s the kind of guy he was.”
“He did everything he was asked to do. Because he was such a big star, the people that were asking knew John liked to do these and he won’t say no. All of a sudden they get the top talent who isn’t going to say no so they’re silly not to ask him. He didn’t turn anything down but the cover. He was just always there, we didn’t have any issues of if John was injury prone. He worked all the time, worked a hard style. The point being is at no point did we lose confidence that John Cena wasn’t going to hold up.”
Cena was last seen at WrestleMania 36, where he lost to Bray Wyatt. We will have to see when the 16-time World Champion will be making a return next.