During a recent interview with Complex News, John Cena said put WWE over as a "global phenomenon" and despite him not being there on a full-time basis, they don't him but feel it a privilege to be able to still perform.
"WWE is already a global phenomenon, with or without John Cena, and that’s proven before I got there and certainly now that I’m not there anymore and they’re still thriving. They don’t need me. But it’s such an honor and a privilege to walk in that locker room and be able to go out and perform."
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