Despite having been the main face of WWE for many years, John Cena hasn't always enjoyed a benevolent attitude from fans. His eternal 'face' connotation has tired wrestling fans, who have started whistling the 16-time world champion to send a message to the top of the Stamford-based federation.
Despite internal and external pressures, Vince McMahon never intended to change the characteristics of that character, accepting the pros and cons of choosing him. Over time, appearances in the ring of the leader of the 'Cenation' have become increasingly sporadic due to his commitments in the world of cinema.
In a long interview granted to 'Metro', Paul Heyman recalled a particular episode in John's career. The reference is to the pay-per-view 'ECW One Night Stand' staged in 2006, when Rob Van Dam cashed his briefcase against Cena and won the WWE title.
Paul Heyman opens up on John Cena
"John Cena thrives on interaction with live audiences like very few other people on the face of this planet" - began Paul Heyman. "That evening is remembered because the fans were all hostile to John, so much so that the sign 'If Dinner Wins, We Rebel' was displayed.
At the same time, no other athlete would have been able to generate such a reaction from the WWE Universe. I think John Cena has loved every single moment in the ring up to now ”- he added. Current NXT champion Karrion Kross has admitted that he dreams of a match against Cena in the near future.
"He would be the ideal opponent to bring prestige to my career. Having the chance to work with a champion like him, perhaps in front of the public, would be exceptional. In a way, it is as if two different generations meet.
Although I don't know him very well, I can say that he is one of the hardest-working guys ever in this sector. It would be an honor for me." NXT Champion Karrion Kross has been very vocal recently about facing John Cena.
A fan tweeted that Karrion Kross should be the one to retire the 16-time World Champion. Kross replied, saying that he would be honored and ready for that. John Cena last appeared for WWE at WrestleMania 36 last year, where he lost to "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in the cinematic-style Firefly Funhouse match. Earlier this year, he also appeared in a promotional video in which WWE announced WrestleMania 38 and 39.