WWE makes the argument today that their locker room is filled with superstars that are more talented than locker rooms in the past, even from the Attitude Era, yet fans believe they don't take advantage of the talent they have to use.
However, during a recent appearance on the E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, John Cena has given fans an interesting view on the company's locker room situation and why it's not living up to the standards which the WWE universe expects.
The Leader of the Cenation believes that the reason why the company's current roster isn't living up to the standard which many expect is due to complacency.
He said, according to IWNerd: “The amount of complacency is staggering. I mean, these guys are all so gifted and there’s never been a better time, ever, to make a name for yourself in WWE. With all of the platforms that we have, with Raw, with SmackDown, with NXT, we’re increasing our number of pay-per-views, we’re throwing so much content at the Network it’s obscene.
"We have so many guys who have so many chances I just don’t get it. You guys certainly know better than I do because I came in on the tail end of like ‘hey, man, everybody is just going to have to quit for me to even get a chance.’ I got my chance by mistake, and I knew that. You guys were in the thick of it with Rock and Austin and Taker and Triple H and D-X and the show is so freaking stacked you’re lucky to get out there for a couple seconds”
Cena went on to say he believes superstars in today's WWE simply aren't taking the chances which are presented to them.
“I think nowadays we have the reverse where the Superstars are in such a ‘well, I’m just going to wait to see what they have for me’ when that’s not what it is. I totally agree with that. You get a rough outline, you get such a basic character sketch, and you get all this freedom to make it your own, and I’m not just blowing smoke.
"In the promos with me and Roman, I’ve just… when I feel something I’m going to say it. If they react to something, I’m going to poke the bear even more. “So it’s not like ‘oh, he’s sitting on this high hill and not practicing what he preaches.’ Every single day I go out there and take those chances. That’s the reason why I got to where I was at.
"It’s the same with you guys. There came a time when you had to stand up and define yourselves. You guys did very, very well at that but nobody wrote that for you guys, that was you.”
Cena is certainly right in saying the opportunity isn't always obvious to see and it comes when least expected sometimes as well. The platform is there in the form of the WWE and its audience for superstars to thrive, but not many do. Fingers crossed some superstars hear Cena's words and step up their game.