WWE United States Champion Theory recently spoke with the New York Post to promote this Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.
During the interview, Theory commented on learning from fellow WWE Superstar John Cena and trying to model himself after the WWE legend.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On John Cena’s influence on him: “Someone who’s a very heavy influence on me, and a lot of people know this, is John Cena. I think when it comes to sports entertainment, WWE specifically, I believe that’s somebody that’s untouched. That’s somebody who has a hell of a record to try to stand toward or shoes to fill, so that’s definitely a huge motivation for me and somebody who I do get to speak with from time to time. I think that’s somebody I try to model myself after.”
On what he’s learned from John Cena’s character: “Honestly man, not even advice he’s given me but I think just his character. Watching him as I was growing up, the whole “Never give up” [slogan.] As cheesy as people may think that sounds, that mentality, that never-give-up mentality is what really helped me through my life and really got me to this point … That’s something that’s been an inspiration to me and that’s definitely somebody that’s a big influence on me and helps me guide my way.”
On the pressure of being put in segments with Vince McMahon calling him a future world champion: “The goal for me is to definitely be a great, for sure. But I think where I have a difference with the pressure that I should feel, there’s definitely pressure there, but I think it’s all about how you handle that pressure. I think for me, each moment, each day enjoying it and taking it in and getting the best out of what I can possibly do with what I’m given. That’s how I can enjoy this and really get to where I want to get and not think so much on the pressure of things.”
Theory is scheduled to defend his United States Championship this Sunday at the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event, which takes place from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) June 2, 2022