Corey Graves recently discussed the chances of Roman Reigns taking over from John Cena as WWE’s main box office attraction.
Cena secured his status as the top executive in WWE for more than a decade before cutting his schedule in 2015 to focus on acting. Since then, Reigns has emerged as the name of the company.
In his podcast “After The Bell,” Graves recalled how every superstar wanted to tour with Cena because those shows made more money. He believes that The Tribal Chief can one day become as successful as the 16-time world champion.
“You wanted to be on the Cena tour, just like you want to be on the Roman Reigns tour now because Roman Reigns is a box office, and maybe Roman can top that [Cena’s superstardom]Graves said. “Rome still has a few years to go. Roman is still firing on all cylinders at the top of his game. Roman could be the man who knocked Cena off that spot. I don’t know if it’s going to happen.”
Reigns defeated Cena in two torches at No Mercy 2017 and SummerSlam 2021. The rivalry also featured memorable in-ring segments, with both men taking off intense promos at each other.
Corey Graves often gets questions about John Cena
In recent years, John Cena has become a household name for his WWE stardom and success outside of wrestling as an actor.
Corey Graves amusingly revealed that he is often asked the same question when non-wrestling fans find out he works for WWE.
“To this day, when I meet someone who doesn’t know me or meet someone new, and they ask, ‘What do you do for a living?’” continued Graves. “Oh, I work for WWE. I’m an announcer on Monday Night RAW.’ The first question they ask: ‘Do you know John Cena?’ 99 percent of the time, because that’s pop culture’s reference point to our world, that guy is.”
Cena returns to WWE on the June 27 episode of RAW to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut on the list. He has not competed in a televised match since losing to Roman Reigns at SummerSlam last year.
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