John Cena recently spoke with The Sports Daily about various topics including any advice The Rock gave him. Rock returned to WWE part-time from 2011–13 and continues to make sporadic appearances for the company. During this time, he wrestled Cena at WrestleMania 28 and 29 where they traded wins.
In this interview, Cena revealed the advice that he has received from the former WWE Champion. Here is what he had to say:
“The Rock has been genuine enough to tell me to be myself. I think it was great advice. It came right at a time when I needed it. I tried some movies before, and they weren’t really successful. The reason I was doing those movies was trying to create a business model. Then I looked back at myself and realized I just like telling stories. He gave me some pretty cool advice at unbelievable timing. He said: ‘Hey man, they’re going to like you, or hate you, for you. Be yourself. At least that way at the end of the day you’ll feel good about your body of work.'”