Former WWE Superstar Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) did a shoot interview with Kayfabe Commentaries this past weekend. Bourne was asked by the host if John Cena is a backstage politician or if it’s created by the internet community.
“I think people say you play politics on your way up. When I got to WWE, Cena was already a top guy so what politics would there be to play? He’s the top guy, everybody loves him, the fans love him, everybody backstage loves him. So when he’s talking to people, there’s no politicking. He’s just getting along with everybody. I think there’s an agenda to make sure he’s the top buy that that’s because they’ve invested money in him and that makes sense. I don’t think there’s much backstage politicking.”
Evan Bourne was also asked if there is any truth to rumors about top stars keeping the young guys down for their own sake:
“I guess I heard the rumors something happened with Alex Riley, I don’t know exactly what it was. I think Cena’s known for giving the young guys a hard time and testing them. He came up working with Chris Benoit and a lot of guys made it tough on young guys coming up. I don’t know if he’s presenting a challenge to see how guys react or if he’s really being a jerk to them.”
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