John Cena was against signing TNA talent
Arn Anderson Says John Cena Was against Signing TNA Talent and Wanted to make New Stars to build the company future
On a recent episode of the ARN Podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE Producer Arn Anderson revealed that John Cena was against the signing of former TNA Superstars like James Storm, Bobby Roode & the man who’d become one of his top rivals – AJ Styles.
Cena allegedly told Anderson that WWE has NXT, where they make their own stars, and therefore, they didn’t need any veterans from the outside The Company coming In
“No, I wasn’t surprised [they signed AJ]. I was pleasantly surprised and I pushed for AJ. It was at a point when TNA was doing well. I would watch there, sitting with Cena one afternoon, and I said, ‘It would really beef up the company if we went out and stole Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, and ‘The Cowboy’ James Storm. If you brought those 3 guys in it would give you a whole plethora of new opponents, it would give a lot of guys new opponents.’ John looked at me and said, ‘We’ve got NXT, we make our own stars.