Former Nexus Member says John Cena buried him once he got to the main roster. He thanked the ones that helped him during his time in the WWE.
As amazing as his career has been, the Nexus will always be a stain on John Cena’s WWE run. The 16-time World Champion has long been blamed for the downfall of the stable. And now former member, Michael Tarver’s recollection of his time in theWWE isn’t doing Cena any favors.
Tarver was part of the original Nexus. He told VOC Nation’s Talkin Sass podcast that despite being an integral component of OVW during his time down there, he was buried the moment he moved to the main roster due to a certain someone not liking him.
Former Nexus Member says John Cena buried him once he got to the main roster
“The irony of how WWE works, you could be the man or the woman in developmental, and (when you) get to the main roster, it doesn’t matter how good you are. If one of the main people there don’t like you they will do everything they can do to bury you. I got to the main roster and just got buried.”
“It was Cena. I don’t have any heat with him now, I make jokes about it. But there was a target on my back. I don’t know why he targeted me, but it is what it is.
“We ended up on good terms (but) I had to defend myself a lot. Everyone was high on me, and then all the sudden they all turned on me. People wouldn’t shake my hand – they wouldn’t even speak to me.”
Tarver thanked Mark Henry, Teddy Long and a few others who were by his side during the tumultous period.
“I thank God for people like Mark Henry and Teddy Long. Mark Henry would pull me aside a lot (and tell me to) weather the storm. ‘You got heat right now, just weather the storm.’ MVP would give me really good advice, Matt Hardy was always really cool. They’d say ‘you’re only getting this kind of heat because there’s something really there.’”
Tarver suffered a groing injury back in 2010. While he appeared on backstage segments, the promotion did not do anything with him and he was quietly released on June 13, 2011.
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