Freddie Prinze Jr reveals that John Cena did not like him in the WWE

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Freddie Prinze Jr has worked in the WWE on two separate occasions, from 2008-2009 and then again from 2010-2012.

However, the film and television star revealed that when he first started out with the company there was one WWE Superstar in particular who didn't take too well to him being there, that wrestler was John Cena. 

Prinze was a guest of Chris Jericho's on his Talk is Jericho podcast this past week and the former creative team member spoke about a wide variety of topics, including how it took ages for Cena to accept him.


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According to Prinze Jr, he had to work exceptionally hard to gain the respect of WWE talent when he first began working as a writer for the company.

"I was very straight forward and humble to the point that just about every guy on the roster thought I was full of s--t," Prinze said. "And MVP hated me when I started there because he just thought I was some Hollywood bulls--t guy."

It wasn't just MVP who took a disliking to Prinze, who revealed all about his heat with Cena.

"I remember the first time I saw [John] Cena, who couldn't stand me [from] the first day I was there. He called me Ashton Kutcher every day for, like, three months."

So how did Prinze finally get Cena to be cool with him? Well, by receiving praise from Vince McMahon for one of his guys cutting a great promo of course.

"And then, finally, like, month four or five, I don't remember how far down the road it was, one of my guys cut an amazing promo in the ring and as soon as he finished, I took my headset off and I was sitting there next to Vince [and McMahon said], 'ah, good job', which is the best complement he gives, and John goes, 'hey, I'm glad you're here' and I was like, 'oh, okay. Right on.'"

This seems to go along with the general consensus that Cena isn't exactly the easiest guy to work with behind the scenes. You just have to ask Alex Riley, who was buried by Cena every way possible before his run fizzled out.

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