JBL was a recent guest on “Busted Open Radio” and commented on Vince McMahon’s early thoughts on John Cena, who recently celebrated 20 years of being in WWE.
According to the WWE Hall of Famer, Vince McMahon once pulled him aside backstage and asked for his opinion of the WWE legend and future Hall of Famer.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On how he saw Cena in the early days an facing Cena in the ring: “I don’t think the magnitude of being a star, but being a star? Yes, no doubt about it. Anybody can be trained to do that, you start the match, get heat, go home. A 30-minute match is difficult, and that’s really deep water. Because now you’ve got to go on a rollercoaster and you’re into the unknown.”
On Vince McMahon asking him about Cena after the match: “Vince pulled me aside and asked me ‘How is he?’ And I said ‘He’s your guy.’ Vince was really surprised, happily surprised… [He] had no feeling one way or the other. He said, ‘Really?’ and I said ‘Yeah, he’s that good.’”
(h/t – Wrestling Inc)