John Cena: The Rock Has Earned The Right Not To Be Pressured Into WWE Return
Cena wants to see The Rock in a WWE ring again
John Cena says the fan in him is eager to see The Rock return to WWE but is adamant he has earned the right not to be pressured into making that decision.
The Rock has been heavily rumoured to be coming back to WWE in the next couple of months, possibly at this year's Survivor Series, in order to set up a mega match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38.
Cena, who faced The Rock at WrestleMania 28 and WrestleMania 29, has just ended his most recent run in the promotion with a match against Reigns at SummerSlam 2021, and is hopeful of seeing his former foe in the ring again.
However, the 16-time World Champion believes The Rock's legacy both in WWE and out of the promotion means he's earned the right to make that decision on his own, in his own time.
Speaking to ET, Cena said: "He's earned the right not to be pressured into that choice. I can say he is a fan of the WWE. He is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. So as a fan do I want to see one of the greatest performers of all time step back in the WWE ring? Yeah.
"But in no way am I gonna call him and if I'm gonna talk to him about something, it's not gonna try to be to get him back in the WWE ring. He needs to come to that conclusion by himself. Because then his performance will be, The Rock, he'll be the best he can be.
"So I do hope he comes back, as a fan, and I hope it's wonderful, and if he chooses not to, he's earned the right to choose not to."