During his Saturday Night Special, Chris Jericho spoke about when he put over John Cena in 2002--- and how he had to convince Vince McMahon to let him do it.
"I remember calling Vince [McMahon] a night before that show, and basically telling him that me winning was the wrong finish. I told him clearly that John should go over. However, Vince didn’t see anything special in Cena. I told Vince, ‘I’m telling ya, this guy has got something.’ Finally, Vince was like, ‘fine, put him over if you want.’ And that was the beginning of John Cena as we know it."
"I’m a big fan of Cena and always excited for all his success both in and out of the ring. I always loved working with him, and love him as a person."