John Cena has been asked about the feelings he has about Vince McMahon considering the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced & resurfaced last year.
Last year, Vince McMahon retired and stepped down from his role as WWE Chairman and CEO. This came as Vince McMahon was being investigated by the WWE Board of Directors for secret settlement deals. There was also accusations of sexual assault.
Less than one year later and Vince McMahon is already back and has forced himself into the position of Chairman of WWE’s board.
During a recent interview with Associated Press, John Cena was asked if it has been hard to reconcile the feelings he has for Vince McMahon considering the allegations that are out there. This is what John Cena had to say…
“No (it is not hard to reconcile the feelings I have for Vince McMahon with the allegations against him). I mean, everyone has the right to have their perspective. I have the right to have mine. When you love somebody, you take them as imperfectly perfect as they are. We all make mistakes, we all have poor decisions. Lord knows I’ve made my collection of poor choices. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to love somebody. There’s no way I can go on record and say I don’t love Vince McMahon.– John Cena￼
John Cena was also asked about the fact that the WWE could potentially be on the market amidst reports of the company being for sale.
“That’s way above my paygrade. I just don’t know what’s going on with that. I love Vince McMahon. He’s everything you could want in a great friend, business partner, father, mentor. I love the man. But his business dealings are his business and what he shares with me, that’s between us. But I don’t know what’s going on with the corporate structure in the WWE or the creative direction of the WWE. But when I’m there as a performer, it’s (WWE champion) Roman Reigns’ show. In my mind, he needs to be in the conversation, and in my mind, he’s the greatest of all time.”– John Cena
When John Cena was asked about why he came back to feud with Austin Theory, he would go on to explain that he didn’t pick him and he was simply told that will be the feud he will be doing:
“You would be surprised at my answer. Because that’s what I was told would happen. I don’t do that. I don’t say, I want to do this. I want to work with that person. I don’t ever do that. I’ve never done that. I just try and do what I’m told to do and do it to the best of my abilities. Instead of dictating my terms, I often just try to make the performance the best it can be. What I don’t do and what I’ve never done is curate the direction of the narrative. I don’t pick opponents, but I love to tell stories. I didn’t pick Austin Theory but I certainly spoke from the heart (on RAW).”– John Cena
John Cena will be facing Austin Theory for the United States Championship at this years WrestleMania in Hollywood. John Cena’s first PPV match since facing Roman Reigns last year for the World Championship at Summerslam 2021.