“A True Role Model” – Austin Theory Reveals What WWE Legend John Cena Means to Him

Published 07/25/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: John Cena looks on before his match against Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)


WWE superstar John Cena has inspired young kids, teenagers, and adults across the globe. He is arguably the best in-ring performer in the pro-wrestling business. Many upcoming talents look up to him for his guidance.

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One such wrestler is an upcoming superstar in NXT named Austin Theory. He made his television debut in January last year where he defeated Joaquin Wilde on an episode of NXT.

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Austin has been quite a superstar on NXT where he fought with the likes of Kyle O’Reilly, Dexter Lumis, and many more.

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Austin Theory says John Cena helped him through some dark days

Theory took to Twitter and shared his regard and respect for the 16-time world champion. He said that Cena had been his inspiration not just inside the squared circle but also in his personal life.

“@JohnCena has always been my inspiration not just in wrestling but in real life. I modeled my life at a very young age on what I seen him present on TV. Watching him was always my escape when things weren’t going so good in my life. He is without a doubt a true role model.”

This is not the first time when a superstar looked up to the leader of Cenation. John Cena has a mass following, not just for his in-ring action, but his off-stage behavior as well. Moreover, he is popular for his meets and greets.

Cena is looking to break Ric Flair’s record

Ric Flair currently is tied with John Cena with 16 championship reigns, Cena made his triumphant return at Money in the Bank this year to challenge Roman Reigns for his Universal Championship.

Currently, WWE is planning to make this match happen at their second-biggest PPV at SummerSlam this year. This time, Cena is not getting a polarized reaction from the crowd as WWE portrays him as the ultimate babyface against a heel Roman.

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For now, Roman has declined Cena’s challenge for the title at SummerSlam. Instead, he is much interested in facing Finn Balor as he accepted his challenge on last week’s SmackDown.

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Inevitably, Cena and Reigns will cross paths for a championship match. But WWE is doing a great job in creating the hype for the ultimate fight.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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