WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson Recalls Calling John Cena A “Jobber” Backstage

Published 02/11/2021, 11:32 AM EST


In the past decade, John Cena has been the “face” of WWE. As he put the company in the global market, Cena also became one of the most decorated champions in the company’s history.

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However, it definitely feels strange to know that one of WWE’s Hall of Famers once called Cena a “jobber”. As revealed in a recent virtual meet and greet, one of WWE’s most decorated “divas”, Torrie Wilson, called Cena a jobber following a match.

John Cena during Wrestle Mania XX at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Being a jobber is nothing but an insult in the wrestling world; It is someone who loses just to make the other Superstar look good. As a newbie, Cena, too, had his fair share of losses, and Wilson also clarified that the apparent insult was nothing but a joke.

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You know what? It’s so funny, I remember on that [UK] tour, that was before [John Cena] really hit it big, and I remember teasing him backstage and calling him a jobber which is like what we call each other when we lose all the time, and I kind of pride myself on that because it was just way before — who would ever call him a jobber? No one.

Back in 2002, Wilson and Billy Kidman faced off against Cena and Dawn Marie in a mixed tag team match. However, the latter duo lost, and the “jobber” remark came following the match.

As Wilson rightly pointed out, ‘Mr. Hustle, Royalty and Respect‘ became a living legend with 16 title reigns. Although he is a part-time worker as of now, he remains one of the highest-paid athletes in the company.

Apart from John Cena, Torrie Wilson opened up about the Divas Era

Back in the day, women barely had sustainable matches by themselves. They were either paired up in tag team matches or had a few minute long matches.

As many have pointed out, it was hard to be true to the sport thanks to the storylines. Wilson shared her thoughts after proclaiming how far the women in WWE have come.

It’s really cool to see how far they’ve come! We tried to make things look athletic and entertaining; it was hard. It does bring me to tears to see how far it’s come and to see women headline any show and to see them do long matches. I’m speechless, really.”

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WWE put the Divas Championship to rest at WrestleMania 32. Following that, RAW, SmackDown and NXT have their own women’s titles, that are built around the stupendous athleticism of WWE’s female Superstars. The former brands have women’s tag team titles as well.

Wilson was inducted into the WWE all of Fame in 2019. She recently made her return at the Royal Rumble 2021 but was eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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