In a new interview conducted by Danny Flexen for Power Slam Magazine, heavyweight boxer and close, personal friend to John Cena, Monte Barrett, spoke on a number of topics, including training down in WWE's FCW facility and more.
On the subject of how Cena really feels about being booed each week by the fans, Barrett had the following to say:
"We talked about that on [November 14, 2011] and I asked him. A lot of the fans say, "John's not great, and he's only got a certain amount of moves," Barrett says.
"The Rock [left WWE] and John took over. He just told me, "I don't take it personally, so you don't either. It's a job." Me, I was bothered because the people booed him to death [on Raw]. Rock got a standing ovation. Who knows? John might take a back seat for a while.
"People got tired of Michael Jordan always winning, the Green Bay Packers too. They want different champions, like Lennox Lewis in boxing. It's our nature to want a changing of the guard. Maybe [Cena] needs to take a back seat, then rise up again in a year or two."