John Cena doesn't want to blame the writers for bad content.
WWE's creative process and subsequent content if oft-criticized, and longtime face of WWE John Cena is well aware that it has shortcomings. However, Cena doesn't settle for that, instead saying that he strives to make chicken salad out of chicken shit when the latter comes his way.
"I hate hearing people say 'creative has nothing for me' or 'they're not writing good things for me'. You have a small crew of writers who has to write a mass amount of segments and they churn out general stories. The best, most brilliant situation in the world is you two guys are going to have a match tonight, figure it out. Or getting something that is not good because then you can take it and go with the writer and make it your own. I've worked with so many people on our writing team from the head writer himself to a guy on the first day on the job. It's up to the talent to take something that is, no offense, sh*tty, and make it good. I have never been handed a written piece of paper that I go 'this is great'. It's always 'how do we turn this sh*t into something that makes sense.' I've seen guys like Miz do it, guys like Seth do it, AJ when we were able to creatively bond for a while, and Bray," said Cena to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV
Cena has barely existed on WWE TV over the last year, having only five matches along the way -- by far the fewest over that amount of time in his career. Instead, Cena has focused on his movie career, landing huge roles along the way.
You can see Cena's full interview with Chris Van Vliet above.