“It needs what I’m not sure it can produce…it needs a front man, or woman”
Cena basically admits that no current WWE superstar is a draw.
John Cena was this week’s guest on Corey Graves’ After the Bell podcast, where he spoke about the current state of the business, and the lack of a singular top star. Here is his response to the question of what this era needs to define itself:
“It needs what I’m not sure it can produce…it needs a front man, or woman. And that’s what will be able to define what the era is, because it takes on those personality traits of its top star.”
“The crowd is so mixed, that if the company puts its faith behind an individual, the knee jerk reaction of the audience, even if they liked the guy last week, is to say ‘fuck you, you’re not gonna tell me who I like’. So the audience is also tipping the scales of this not being able to happen. Universal popularity will never happen because someone will see it and get onto it and be like, he seems to be getting popular, let’s stop this right now. Or she seems to be getting popular, let’s change this right now. And I’ve seen it happen with guys who are really darlings of that underground crew, make it, and then as soon as they make it, the rug is pulled out from underneath.”