John Cena is a 16 time World Champion in WWE and has been the face of the company for over a decade until he shifted to a part-time schedule back in 2017. Many fans have been wanting to see Cena make his return at this year’s WrestleMania. The real reason for John Cena quitting WWE was revealed recently.
Former Impact Wrestling Knockout and current NXT Superstar Franky Monet recently spoke on the Mint Condition Muscle podcast, where she talked about how she got a WWE tryout after dressing up as John Cena while working at a bar.
Right before the CBBF Nationals, which I won, I was bartending and Shad Gaspard and others were in town for Raw. They came into the bar and I was serving them all night. We had wrestling theme night and I was dressed as female John Cena. Shad was like, ‘You look like you could be a wrestler.’ ‘Oh my god, I totally want to be a wrestler.’ I was jacked. He wanted my information to pass it on. The next day, I told him I worked at a gym. [Shad], JTG, and some guys came to the gym to work out. I gave him an envelope with bad-quality 8×10 fitness photos. A few weeks later, WWE called me. There was contact and Shad was the one who did it. After the Arnold, which was six months later, they contacted me again
My first tryout with WWE was right after I competed in the Arnold Amateur. I had no real wrestling background, but they contacted me and invited me to a tryout. After the tryout, I found Lance [Storm],”
h/t to Fightful for the transcription.