John Cena Says He Could Hear 'The Silence Of Apathy' When Austin Theory Would Perform

John Cena was worried about audience apathy when feuding with Austin Theory

John Cena has reflected on working with Austin Theory earlier this year. 

Cena and Theory feuded leading into WrestleMania 39, where Theory retained his United States Championship against the so-called 'Greatest of All-Time'. 

Speaking with After The Bell, Cena noted that he still regularly communicates with his former foe and gives him advice on how to better connect with the WWE audience; 

"My biggest fear was apathy. That non-focused silence. There is even the sound of focused silence, but that non-focused silence is when you're dead in the water. It was one of my main points, the last time we spoke, back when I was speaking about Austin Theory. Nothing I said to Austin out there, I wouldn't say to his face. We still talk on a regular basis and I still try to bestow on him advice. I think he's working more towards connecting with the audience, but I could hear the silence of apathy when he would perform. I know it is because I had plenty. I single-handedly ruined the Ruthless Aggression Era by completely failing, being the Ruthless Aggression guy and failing. I know what apathetic silence sounds like and that was my one fear", Cena said.

The 16-time world champion recently lost to Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel. Theory, meanwhile, has been teaming with Grayson Waller of late, with reports suggesting WWE view the duo as having a high upside.

H/T Fightful

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