John Cena has responded to a birthday tweet from Austin Theory, who apologized to him for being an American Champion. The competitor in question made it clear that the only thing he needs to be sorry for is not living up to his potential.
John Cena took to Twitter to share his disappointment that Theory started his wrestling career at the same time he did. He also shared that he feels Theory has more talent than he ever did. However, he’s not sure if the former World Champion can turn potential into a lasting legacy.
“Everyone understands that you have far more talent, strength, and gifts than I ever had. Don’t apologize for that. Ever. An apology should come 20 years from now if you fail to provide the EFFORT needed to turn your potential into your legacy. I hope that day never comes.”
Theory is one of Vince McMahon’s favorite wrestlers and has been pushed hard by him since he originally started entertaining offers from MLW (now All Elite Wrestling). Earlier today, it was reported that Vince McMahon sees Theory in the same light as young Cena.
“I remember waiting there and went in, and I was so nervous. I didn’t even really know what to say at first. And the first thing he said to me was, ‘Hey, how are you and what can I help you with?’ I just remember not even knowing what to ask him,” he said. “I got to tell this dude that he was such a motivation for me in my life.
“When I say it people are like, ‘Oh you were a John Cena fan,’ but it’s a little deeper than that. Just because as a kid when you watch anything, you’re super influenced by it. Whatever somebody’s attitude is or personality or the decisions they make, it’s very influential. I was picked on a lot, and a lot of it was because I watched wrestling. But I knew if I could make it to Monday or Friday, I was good. Just watching Cena was always that pull away from real life.”
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