John Cena, who was the face of WWE for so many years, has given his verdict on the current roster that has emerged since he stopped performing full-time.
Cena joined host Corey Graves on the latest episode of WWE’s ‘After The Bell’ podcast, discussing the state of the WWE roster right now.
The 16-time WWE World Champion said:
“SmackDown, Raw, NXT, you don’t have one person you go to see. If you go to a show, you go to see eight or nine people. I don’t think there’s ever been more potential under one roof than right now. The Attitude Era was the era of universal popularity. The opening match had a definable storyline into the main event and everyone in-between had some sort of narrative. Now, we have a few loosely crafted narratives and some big storylines and a lot of matches for the sake of action. But I also believe that’s on the performers to make something out of that. The best scenario, when they tell you, ‘I don’t know what we want tonight.’ That’s when the rap guy was born, that’s when the US Title challenge was born. When they don’t know what they want, they’re giving you the freedom to create. And when they strictly tell you, you still have freedom, but it’s defined in what they give you. It takes being brave and doing stupid things and hoping they get over and maybe you can wear wristbands when you’re 43 and have it seem comfortable. I do think there’s never been more athletic talent under one roof than right now.”
For this weekend’s WrestleMania, John Cena will compete against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a match expected to be presented differently to anything we’re used to.
It should be interesting, as should the rest of WrestleMania, and of course WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage for both nights this Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription