16-time world champion John Cena has often been criticized for burying young talent, failing to express their full potential. However, it should be noted that there are also several backstage stories that praise the great generosity of the leader of the 'Cenation'
Matt Rehwoldt (known as Aiden English in WWE) recently took to Twitter about the time John offered to pay the fine on behalf of several superstars following an incident that occurred during a match. The episode would take place in a six-man dark match just before WrestleMania 34, which featured English, Rusev, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles and the Usos.
On his YouTube channel, Matt explained that - at one point - the script for the challenge was completely blown, with the various superstars starting a superkick festival. Although that choice had met with the appreciation of the public, when the athletes returned backstage the producers were furious and imposed a series of fines.
John Cena's last appearance for WWE
“We get backstage and we get chewed a new one. Vince McMahon wasn’t there, Triple H wasn’t there, but the producers, the TR [Talent Relations] people, and for some reason, I’m convinced because it was us and not some other major star, ‘That’s not how you do it, you buried yourselves out there, you buried the business, you made us look like… all this and that, people are not gonna like this.
This was the SmackDown, I believe, before WrestleMania . We had to fly right down to New Orleans for WrestleMania and we get sat down. We get threatened with release, gigantic fines… 10 thousand, 20 thousand dollar fines.
All this stuff. The referee was gonna get fired, even though we were telling him, ‘Hey, great, do it, this is fun.’ The poor guy, I think he got fined and everything" - Aiden English said. Adding to the story, Matt Rehwoldt has now revealed that it was John Cena who apparently paid the fine on behalf of them.
One of the greatest and most popular WWE Superstars of all time, John Cena has eased into a part-timer in the last few years. John Cena returned to WWE earlier this year on SmackDown where he was challenged by 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt for a match at WrestleMania 36.
John Cena faced Bray Wyatt at The Show of Shows in a bizarre and unique cinematic-style Firefly Fun House match. It was Wyatt who picked up the victory over John Cena, in what was the latter's final appearance for WWE so far.