John Cena breaks his silence on WWE mass release

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John Cena, one of the biggest names in WWE recently shared his take on the company releasing a plethora of talents since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. WWE has been making the ‘budget cuts’ and several names in the list came upon as a shocker to the pro-wrestling fraternity. As many as 80 on-screen talents, as well as many off-screen employees were let go by the company and the company’s decision has been heavily lambasted. Previously, Austin Theory had revealed that he wants to retire Cena.

John Cena reacts to the mass release

The 16-time World Champion was a guest on the latest edition of the Rich Eisen Show, where he was asked about his views on the mass releases. Cena opened up WWE’s actions and he recalled how WWE operated during the Ruthless Aggression Era when he was a newcomer in the promotion. The veteran star spoke about how the company released talent twice a year, which made new talent work harder to make a name for themselves.

Check out some notable points that he made below:

“They’re also really bullish on continuing to hire new talent so the NXT Performance Center is… I don’t want to say overwhelmed, but they’re at max capacity. So you have all of these performers and a lot of them aren’t getting a chance to perform and I think that’s the real frustrating thing, both to the WWE and from a stance of a performer,” Cena said.

While he is used to bi-annual cuts, Cena stated that it could be a very harsh move for those not acquainted with it. He sympathizes with everyone who got ‘that sad news.’

“I was brought up in bi-annual cuts and it happened all the time and I just think WWE went through such a long period of not releasing anybody and now they’re kind of getting back into that rhythm again, that it is a very abrupt shift to somebody who’s not familiar with that and I do. My heart goes out to everybody who has to get that sad news because that’s a tough conversation to have,” added Cena.

Cena recently dropped hints about his return at some point down the road when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

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