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Former WWE Writer Recalls Confrontation With John Cena: “He Has Zero Respect for Whatever Process I’m Attempting to Bring to the Table”

Published 01/20/2022, 10:00 AM EST

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John Cena is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in WWE. He served as the face of WWE for several years. And during all the years in WWE, he had met and come across several individuals.

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Actor and former WWE writer, Freddie Prinze Jr. is one such individual who had been with Cena in WWE.

Recently, during an episode of Wrestling with Freddie, Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about his first meeting with Cena and mentioned about Cena suddenly appearing during one of his acting classes in WWE.


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He noted that even though John Cena did not like him when he was there in WWE, the former WWE writer always respected Cena.

Freddie Prinze Jr. recalled Cena calling him Ashton Kutcher when he met Cena for the first time. He said, “When I got there, I already had respect for John. The first time I met him, he called me Ashton Kutcher.”

The former WWE writer admitted he took everything with a smile and a chuckle. “I take everything with a smile and a chuckle,” he added.

He revealed he had dealt with Cena a lot, but it got awkward when Freddie Prinze Jr. started the acting classes to brush up the acting skills of the younger talents in WWE.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. recalled John Cena interrupting one of his acting classes

During the episode, Freddie Prinze Jr. mentioned how Cena interrupted one of his acting classes where Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins were doing a scene from Bad Boys.

Freddie Prinze Jr. said, “I think it was Ryder and Hawkins and they were doing a scene from Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.”


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He added, “In the middle of this scene, John just swings open the door, grabs a folding chair that we were all sitting in, sets it down in between Hawkins and Ryder and sits in it, and just looks at me like, ‘what are you gonna do?’”

He revealed he did not know why the former WWE Champion did such a thing, and soon after that, the two went outside for a talk.


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Freddie Prinze Jr. said, “We go outside, and I go, ‘Man, what the hell was that?’. And he goes, ‘That’s what I was about to ask you.’ So, he has zero respect for whatever process I’m attempting to bring to the table.”

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Further, he noted Cena will admit that these are his words, and it is not a bad thing. Cena had been absent from WWE television for quite some time now. Freddie Prinze Jr. believes confrontation and conflict are good and that is how situations get resolved.


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He last appeared in WWE at the 2021 WWE SummerSlam PPV. The WWE Universe and all Cena fans will definitely like to have Cena back in WWE soon.



Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.