WWE Hall of Famer recalls calling John Cena a Jobber before he became face of the company. Cena would go on to become a 16 time World Champion.
A jobber in professional wrestling is one who often loses. They are an important part of the business and help make their opponents look credible and strong. The term however, is not usually associated with 16 time World Champion John Cena.
That is exactly what Cena was called though by Torrie Wilson, after he lost a mixed tag team match during their tour to the UK in 2002. He and Dawn Marie faced Wilson and Billy Kidman. Wilson and Kidman came out on top before they headed backstage where she teasingly called him a jobber,
WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson recalls calling John Cena a Jobber before he became face of the company
“You know what? It’s so funny, I remember on that [UK] tour, that was before [John Cena] really hit it big, and I remember teasing him backstage and calling him a jobber, which is like what we call each other when we lose all the time, and I kind of pride myself on that because it was just way before — who would ever call him a jobber? No one.” Wilson recalled during a recent virtual meet-and-greet/signing with The Asylum Wrestling Store.
How off the mark she would be! Cena would go on to become a record 13-time WWE Champion and 16 time World Champion. He also has 5 United States Championship and 4 tag team Championships to his name. Cena became the face of the promotion for well over a decade and was synonymous with the promotion.
Cena is no longer an active participant in the WWE. He is signed on a part time deal. He is now looking to make a mark in Hollywood as well. Cena is currently shooting for Peacemaker in Canada, which, according to him, will keep him from Wrestlemania this year.
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