John Cena Reveals Thoughts On Dave Meltzer's Star Ratings

Cena gives his take on Meltzer's controversial star rating system.

John Cena is one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history. A sure-fire future WWE Hall of Famer, the former 16-time world champion has headlined countless major shows, including multiple WrestleManias. 

According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena has been involved in just one five-star match (his WWE Title loss to CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011).

During an appearance on 92NY, Cena was asked by an audience member whether he wanted a chance to re-do a match with AJ Styles that received 4.5 stars in an attempt to get the full five, to which he responded:

"So...how do I put this? I am much more concerned when I perform for WWE in how the audience as a whole feels about my performance, rather than one individual trying to grade me in a level of stars. Not that it doesn't matter, because that is a great way for those to try and get equity and try to get noticed. It's a great ranking system and I really do appreciate it. I'm not knocking critics. I'm just saying my process is to make sure that everybody who paid a [for] ticket had a good night. And if that gets me a zero-star match, I still know in my heart of hearts that I entertained my audience that night".

Cena recently teased that he might make an appearance at WrestleMania 40.

While Big Match John has one Meltzer-rated five-star bout to his name, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has zero, something that Meltzer himself addressed last year.

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