Rey Mysterio has spoken about John Cena following his WWE return, praising the 16-time World Champion for elevating the product.
John Cena made his anticipated comeback last month in the closing moments of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. He will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam on August 21.
Speaking with DAZN, Rey Mysterio noted that he and his son, Dominik, are getting the rub from Cena by sharing the ring with the star. Explaining that Cena’s return was good for backstage morale, Mysterio said:
“I have nothing but respect for John, and the same goes with The Rock. The Rock took off for Hollywood and came back on certain occasions, but he just became a humongous Hollywood star, and that’s consuming most of the time. With John, he just happened to have a break right now, and he’s back. Now he’s not only doing TVs, but he’s wanting to do house shows as well. So that just tells me the type of character he has, the type of person he is. He’s willing to drive and do the Supershows that we’re kicking off that we had last weekend and now this upcoming weekend.
“It’s not only good for morale, but the fans are entertained and are buying tickets to go see Cena, my son, and myself. So we get the rub off of John. He made his name in this wrestling world, and now he’s jumped over to Hollywood. But he’s coming back and forth. This might not be the last time we’re going to see him. I think we are going to see him more. But he’s making the time, and I think we’re all thankful from the WWE locker rooms that he’s taking the time to come back and put in the work that once made him famous.”
Cena has teamed with Rey and Dominik Mysterio to take on Roman Reigns and The Usos in several dark matches since his return. You can watch the final moments of the 6-man Pittsburgh house show main event here.
Despite Mysterio’s claims of a backstage morale boost, it has been reported that there is a lot of frustration within WWE following the release of Bray Wyatt.