While appearing on the Boston Wrestling MWF show, John Cena Sr (obviously the father of John Cena) has discussed Roman Reigns’ heel turn and noted that he’d be open to the idea of joining AEW in the future.
Cena Sr. explained that while there is no truth to the rumours that he is going to be joining AEW, he certainly wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of working for Tony Khan and The Elite in the future:
“Listen, AEW, I wouldn’t mind. If you need me, I’m here.”
Cena Sr. went on to speak about Roman Reigns and noted that he previously wasn’t his biggest fan, but explained that with his Tribal Chief character, WWE is using him properly for the first time:
“It’s no secret I was not a fan of Reigns before,” said Cena Sr. “As far as I’m concerned, this is the first time that WWE is using him properly. It must be the idea of Paul Heyman or Vince McMahon to turn him heel. It’s the best thing they could have ever done.
“The mistake they made with Roman was, ‘You don’t like roast beef but I’m gonna shove it down your throat anyway.’ What they should have done is kept him in a tweener role, where he could be either a nice guy or SOB depending on the day.
“When he was in the Shield, he was just a part of a faction. The other two carried him, and I think even Reigns will admit that. Now, they’ve brought him to a point where he belongs. They got rid of that Shield BS and now he’s a terror.”
As we all know, Cena Sr’s son went on to become one of the biggest stars that WWE has ever produced, winning 16 World Championships and serving as the face of the company both on and off-screen for several years.
However, Cena Sr. noted in his interview that the days of WWE having a single face to carry the company are over, and no one will be able to emulate what his son, The Rock and other did in years previous:
“There will never be The Man or The Woman in WWE ever again,” he stressed. “You’re not gonna have The Rocks, Steve Austins, CM Punks, or John Cenas anymore.
“It’s not going to happen because of the way the business has evolved. I repeat, nobody will ever carry that company again for the length of time that some of these past Superstars did,” he said, while adding that his son, John Cena, was the last true face of the WWE.
It would certainly be interesting to see John Cena’s Dad work for AEW, if this is something that does eventually materialise. Make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for any potential updates.
Thanks to WrestlingInc for the transcriptions.