John Cena: "The Amount Of Complacency (In WWE) Is Staggering"

John Cena has been in WWE for fifteen years, and atop of the mountain for nearly 13 of them. To him, there's an attitude backstage in the company that baffles him.

When speaking to Edge and Christian on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness, Cena put over the platforms that WWE provides, but said that he's confused as to why many Superstars don't take control of their own destinies. 

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"The amount of complacency is staggering. These guys are all so gifted. There's never been a better time to make a name for yourself in WWE. With all of the platforms that we have -- Raw, Smackdown, NXT -- we're increasing our number of PPV's, we're throwing so much content at the Network it's obscene. We have so many guys, so many chances. I just don't get it. I came in on the tail end of 'Everybody's just going to have to quit before you get a chance,' and I got my chance by mistake. The show (was) so stacked you were lucky to get out there for a few seconds," Cena recalled.

Cena said that many wrestlers are too comfortable in letting someone else guide their character as opposed to developing it themselves. 

"Now we're in reverse where Superstar are in the 'well, I'm just going to see what they have for me. That's not what it is. You get a basic character sketch to go and make it your own. In the promos with Roman -- if I feel something I'm going to say it. It's not like I'm sitting on this high hill not practicing what I preach. I'm going out there and taking chances," said Cena.

You can hear the full podcast at this link, and check out Cena talking about hurdles NXT wrestlers face at this link, as well as some of his old foes needing time on the mic at this link.

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