As head of talent relations, Jim Ross and his team were responsible for signing John Cena to WWE nearly two decades ago. Now, Cena’s transition to Hollywood is in full effect with Bumblebee set to open next week.
On a recent edition of The Jim Ross Report podcast, JR comments on Cena’s starring role in the Bumblebee film, and his success both in Hollywood and wrestling. “He has really found himself in that world,” Ross said. “I’m so proud of him.”
That hardly comes as a surprise to Ross, who says that Cena’s work ethic is one of a kind.
“I don’t think our team ever signed anybody that was as relentless with their work ethic as John Cena,” Ross said.
“And as the years went on, that work ethic was unrelenting. It never slowed down. He is as dedicated now to the things he’s involved in as he physically or mentally could be.”
John Cena’s WWE Return
Cena is set to return to WWE with a series of live event appearances later this month, and Ross says that Cena’s return to WWE television is not far off.
“John will be back on Raw on January 7,” Ross said. “It will be very interesting how he’s positioned on that show…”
“They need a hero on that show, really, really bad. An over star… His presence is sorely needed right now.”
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