LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 02: John Cena attends Warner Bros. Premiere Of "The Suicide Squad" at The Landmark Westwood on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Wrestling Personalities Who Had Heat With John Cena
The legendary feud between John Cena and The Rock began with Cena questioning The Rock's love for wrestling, implying that he was just using WWE to catapult himself into Hollywood. The Rock claimed that the two almost came to blows backstage, saying their tension was making a lot of people uncomfortable.
The Rock
The heat between Mr. Kennedy and John Cena came from a match the two had in 2007 in which Kennedy encouraged the fans to boo Cena. Jim Ross explained on his podcast, "Yeah it did ruffle Cena's feathers. Cena took it personally and thought, 'OK, enough is enough.'"
Mr. Kennedy
John Cena was apparently the reason behind Alex Riley's denied main event push following his turning on The Miz. In the 2012 Royal Rumble match, Riley accidentally got himself eliminated before he could do his planned spots with Cena, and after an argument, his relationship with Cena never improved.
Alex Riley
While Gabbi Tuft wrestled as Tyler Reks in WWE, her finisher, Burning Hammer, was considered similar to John Cena's Attitude Adjustment. One time, Cena pulled her aside and demanded that she change her finisher before belittling, humiliating, and leaving her with the ultimatum, "Find another finisher or you're fired."
Gabbi Tuft
Almost everyone was irritated by the moment when John Cena single-handedly defeated The Nexus, a new up-and-coming faction, and buried its leader, Wade Barrett, who could have been a big name. Barrett claimed in 2011, "there are guys like John Cena who I don't get along with," and has reiterated in 2014 that they don't like each other.
Wade Barrett