With his success acting in films like Trainwreck and Sisters and positive reviews from hosting gigs ranging from Today to SNL, John Cena spent a lot of time away from his WWE home in 2016.
So much so that many folks pointed out Cena was doing exactly what he slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for back when the pair were feuding from 2011 - 2013.
JBL (filling in for Daniel Bryan - something we should probably get used to as Brie gets closer to her due date) asked the new #1 contender to the WWE World title about that last night on Talking Smack:
I consider what I said back then the stupidest stuff ever.
I was looking at it through very blinded eyes and I really wanted The Rock to come back to the WWE and I figured that hitting him where it hurts would get him back to the WWE. And it worked. But I’ve apologized to him in person, I’m on the web for the world to see - I was wrong, he was right. He’s now the highest paid actor in Hollywood, he has transcended this business and I think anything, any time a Superstar can give what he’s given to the WWE, and then transcend the WWE, that’s good for all of us.
Does @JohnCena regret his comments to @TheRock about being a "part-time" Superstar? He explains on #TalkingSmack. @JCLayfield pic.twitter.com/d3SkuMn0my— WWE (@WWE) December 28, 2016
While it’s all well and good that Cena and Rocky are cool, it’s interesting that the 15 time World champ never answers JBL’s question of whether or not he is now a “part-timer”...
He’s back for the Road to WrestleMania, starting with a title tilt with AJ Styles they also built on TS last night (Dec. 27). Beyond that?
My guess is he’s back to trying to transcend WWE for the good of all. What do you think?