When you talk about some of the greatest WWE superstars in history, the name John Cena comes to mind. There are very few superstars who have achieved the level of success Cena has been able to achieve in the world of pro wrestling.
For over a decade, Cena remained the poster boy for WWE and headlined multiple WrestleMania, countless PPVs, and won the WWE title for a record 16 times. But the beginning of the journey for Cena was just like every other superstar’s. Cena put the world on notice when he accepted the challenge issued by Kurt Angle and introduced the WWE universe to the Ruthless Aggression. That day many believed that a star was born and rightly so.
In a recent episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross recalls what he said to Vince McMahon after signing John Cena. Ross said:
“I told Vince ‘I agreed to terms with a WrestleMania main-eventer in 5 years’, he looked at me like I was delirious.”
It took Vince three years to know what Ross knew from the very beginning, John Cena was very special. Ross added:
“I just felt in my heart that I had met a very special athlete. He could sit and talk, especially the WWF brand of wrestling, chapter, and verse as good as anybody. I thought I met somebody very special, told Vince that much and he wasn’t as sold on it as I was but he didn’t know John Cena. He couldn’t have picked him out of a lineup, but he got to know him pretty well over the next three years.”
Ross has also argued that John Cena deserves to be on the Mt Rushmore of WWE if there is one. And with a resume like Cena’s how can someone deny a place among the greatest WWE superstars of all time.