Seth Rollins: John Cena Is The GOAT; He Is Still A Mentor To Me Today

Seth Rollins speaks on his relationship with John Cena.

Both as a member of The Shield and as a single performer, John Cena was instrumental in the growth of Seth Rollins. Rollins defeated Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2015 to become the WWE United States Championship and hold that title while simultaneously holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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Speaking to Pro Wrestling Illustrated during a WWE 2K23 media event, Rollins expressed that he is honored to be a footnote in the career of John Cena and says he still looks at John as a mentor today.

"John's the GOAT, man. John's the best John is incredible," said Rollins. "I'm a footnote, really, in his career, you know, John influenced so many talents over the years. He was a generational guy. For me, though, on the other side of that, John influenced what I do so heavily. I took a ton of inspiration from John, I learned a lot being in the ring with John, and I learned a lot watching John behind the scenes. John still is a mentor to me, even now that he's not around that often."

John Cena is the subject of WWE 2K23's Showcase Mode and the cover athlete of this year's video game. Seth Rollins says that it's nice to see John being honored in such a way.

"So it's awesome to see him portrayed in this way, the legend that he is. I'm very excited to see kind of what his story mode looks like throughout the game. Like I said, I'm just a bit part in that. So it's my pleasure and my honor to be even a little footnote in the story of John Cena."

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Also in this interview, Seth Rollins reveals he is not interested in being the subject of a reality show. Fans can read more here.

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