John Cena is a 16-time World Champion and carried the company on his back throughout the PG era. He eventually adopted a part-time schedule due to his obligations in Hollywood. Cena inspired many current WWE Superstars and that included even Austin Theory.
Austin Theory has seen a lot of growth over the course of a year. His storyline with Vince McMahon has certainly helped him a lot as well. He has also always idolized John Cena.
“There will come a time where I’ll be able to thank the WWE audience for all that they have taught me. That’s not just from a professional standpoint. They made me into the man I am, straight up, especially in lessons like humility and failure, persistence, countless things that they will never understand.
When I hear something from you like, ‘I watched WrestleMania 21’ or Austin Theory, for example, ‘I watched John Cena as a kid and Never Give Up got me through a lot of stuff and that’s why I’m here now.’ I don’t think he realizes what he did for me. It’s not just from a profession. I reference WWE in my daily life, it’s something I’m forever grateful for, because it’s made me into the man that I am.”
Austin Theory also recently teased a match against John Cena at WWE SummerSlam. It remains to be seen whether that will happen or not.
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