John Cena reigned supreme in WWE for well over a decade, showing a staying power that not many in the world of sports entertainment have been able to match.
Cena started as an up-and-coming prospect before transitioning into a rapper and finally solidifying himself as the face of the franchise.
Speaking to Dan Patrick on That Scene, Cena explained the one thing a WWE superstar needs to succeed in the business.
"It's imagination," he stated. "Period, point blank, it's scripted narrative. It's entertainment. You have to buy into that reality. If you don't believe you're piece of that world we're in or your opponent is a piece of that world, it doesn't work. I don't watch much MMA or anything. To me, it's true fight sport, but then a guy like (Conor) McGregor comes along with a wonderful personality and will talk people into the building. You either root for him or root against him and you buy his fight, like (Floyd) Mayweather or (Muhammad) Ali, they talk about developing that great personality and believing in it. The way to make people buy into you as a WWE personality is to drop the make believe of it and make it a reality and believe in what you do.
McGregor's name is often bantied about when it comes to a possible WWE appearance given his star power and charisma.
When asked if how he feel McGregor would do in WWE, Cena replied, "He'd be fantastic. He is what we do. It's a little less predictable. Our surprises are getting people to show up at random and weave the 'choose your own adventure' into a different alley. His surprises are getting a few teeth knocked out or getting an operation. Not to say that this doesn't happen with us, mistakes happen, but in his profession it's not a mistake. I hope (he makes an appearance) because I want to see it. At my core, I'm a fan. He's interesting and have a gravity about him. I want to see him perform."
McGregor is currently sidelined after breaking his tibia against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Elsewhere during the interview, Cena discussed Brock Lesnar's return to WWE at SummerSlam. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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