“Be Okay With Humiliation” – John Cena Reveals How He Dealt With “You Suck” Chants from the WWE Universe

Published 08/12/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


John Cena is an absolute hero! But is he? Well, the WWE Universe has always been divided about whether Cena is a hero or villain. When he walks down the arena, the crowd erupts into boos and cheers. The cheers are extremely delightful, but what about the chants “You Suck”?

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The sixteen-time World Champion addressed this situation during his appearance on ID10T with Chris Hardwick. According to him, whenever he hears a part of the WWE arena humiliate him, he accepts it because he has learned to be okay with who he is.

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: John Cena wins his match against the Miz at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

“A lot of it comes from WWE and its audience. Being told ‘you suck’ every time you go out, five times a week, genuine visceral. The reason I know it’s genuine is, I was a fucking good guy. I was deemed the role as a hero. And there was an adversarial visceral force of reminding you ‘don’t get too close to the sun. You suck.’ A lot of that helps… one, take their opinion in and understand why they think I suck. Two, be okay with being humiliated every night. Three, look in the mirror and being like, ‘I’m okay with what I see.’ I always say, I owe the WWE audience more than I can explain. They made me into the person I am, not the professional. I take a lot of professional tidbits from my time there, but they molded me into the person I am.” H/t ID10T with Chris Hardwick

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John Cena is putting other schedules on hold

When WWE offered Cena a couple of dates, he insisted on working full time. It’s not about the money for Cena this time. But, because he wants to use his time left with WWE at capacity.

John Cena is aware of the limited time he has left with the company, and keeping that in mind, he does not want to work a few dates. Therefore, he needs to put his other schedules on hold or rearrange them.

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However, Cena has also expressed that WWE needs to stop depending on former Superstars for their growth and reach. The company needs to focus on the younger talents who are the future of the industry.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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