Austin Theory is a mid-card wrestler in the WWE and he recently spoke about John Cena visiting the performance center to meet its members. He spoke about it on the After The Bell podcast. Theory is currently performing on Monday Night Raw.
According to him, John Cena visiting the Performance Center motivated him to perform better and try to get to the top of the WWE.
Austin Theory States that John Cena Inspiring Him to Be Better
John Cena is no longer a full-time WWE employee.
He is instead focusing on his Hollywood career but he is not as popular as The Rock. “When I got signed to WWE, we were at the Performance Center one day and we got told we needed to stay, there was going to be a meeting and then got told John Cena was coming in,” Austin Theory recalled.
“Cena came in, talked to all of us for probably about an hour and then he specifically said ‘Hey, I’ve got nothing going on today so if anybody wants to talk individually or privately, we can.’ I thought that was cool, he literally stayed.
I remember waiting because each person he would talk to for a while. I just remember waiting for three hours just to talk to him and there was only a few bit of us. I remember a lot of people leaving and I noticed that. The one person that was the face for WWE for so long and you have nothing to ask him? I remember waiting there and going in and I was so nervous, I didn’t even really know what to say at first and the first thing he said to me was ‘Hey, how are you and what can I help you with?’ I just remember not even knowing what to ask him, I got to tell this dude that he was such a motivation for me in my life.
When I say it people are like ‘Oh you were a John Cena fan,’ but it’s a little deeper than that just because as a kid when you watch anything, you’re super influenced by it. Whatever somebody’s attitude is or personality or the decisions they make, it’s very influential.
I was picked on a lot and a lot of it was because I watched wrestling but I knew if I could make it to Monday or Friday, I was good. Just watching Cena was always that pull away from real life”.