Jim Ross On The Extremely Personal Promos During John Cena- Roman Reigns Rivalry

Jim Ross
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross

One of the things that made the John Cena- Roman Reigns rivalry one of the most memorable in recent memory was the realistic promos both these stars cut on each other before their match.

During his recent interview with The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Jim Ross talked about the extremely personal promos of both these stars among other things. Below are some of the highlights from his interview:


Cena following the footsteps of the Rock:

“I believe Cena will be following Rock to the big screen in the big time, and Steve Austin has his thing on CMT with the ‘Broken Skull Challenge,’ John Cena is on the Today Show from time to time as well,”

Current stars needing a break from tough WWE schedule due to the different upbringing:

“I think the same conversations have been had in the NFL locker room and in the NBA. I believe it’s because kids are being parented differently, The athletes that are in the 20-somethings have a different upbringing of the 20-somethings before them in my view. I think a lot of the issues have a lot to do with parenting. I cover it in my book with my wife wanted me to cover it because it was important to me. I wasn’t a very important father because I was a workaholic, and these guys can get guilt, anxiety, they are on the road, they are an absentee father; a lot of them are missing home.”

On the extremely personal promos from Cena and Reigns:

“I was surprised that it got this personal as it did and real. The situation behind the scenes that the audience is not aware of is the keen competition, If you want to make the big bread and have your name above the title; you know, Steve Austin vs Hulk Hogan above WrestleMania; there’s only a few that can get their names up there, so there is always competition for that spot. John Cena has already had that spot, and is now ready to transition to a lesser role because of his schedule and age, and his life. I think he threw the gauntlet down to challenge Roman Reigns; apparently you are going to be looking for your successor and for that you have a lot of work to do.”

Quotes via WrestlingInc