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John Cena Reveals he Was Almost Fired by WWE

According to Cena himself, he wanted to leave the professional wrestling giants as he was becoming unhappy with his booking.

Published: March 3, 2019 1:55 PM IST

By Sports Desk


World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar John Cena is arguably one of the greatest ever in the business and is the face of the company across the world. The 16-time champion has become an icon around the world and is also one of the most charitable superstars. With his growing popularity, Cena started getting offers from the film industry midway through his career in the WWE. Now, he is also a renown name in Hollywood and due to his commitments in the films, the wrestler has made sporadic appearances in WWE since late 2017.

According to reports, Cena could even be out of action in the upcoming Wrestlemania pay-per-view event and recently was even criticised for being more active in the movies than wrestling. Cena’s recently released movie ‘Bumblebee’ kept him in and out of the ring due to the shooting and promotion commitments after which he returned for a brief period.

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However, notwithstanding the bitter-sweetness of a career, Cena can still be regarded as the one of the greatest of all time in WWE alongside the likes of Ric Flair, Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, Undertaker etc. One would imagine his career at the WWE would have never been under any sort of threat but according to Cena himself, he wanted to leave the professional wrestling giants as he was becoming unhappy with his booking.

Speaking to Uproxx, Cena said: “I was about to be fired. I was in a Becky Lynch-type scenario where I was forgotten and I was about to be let go and I took a chance on myself. I took a chance on redefining my character and it worked and I’ve never stopped. And I wasn’t the corporate headquarters first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth choice, but the audience began to make noise.”

“And I connected with the audience and the rest is history. And that’s what’s wonderful about WWE. It truly is an enterprise system for any performer to connect with the audience. And once they connect with the audience, it doesn’t matter if they’re male or female.”

The odds of Cena’s appearance at Wrestlemania 35 of April 7th is still a possibility and if it goes through, it would be a piece of great news for the WWE fans across the world.

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