Chris E. Hayner of is featuring an interview with WWE star John Cena talking about his recent time off from WWE to film the new “American Grit” FOX reality series.

“I’ve been a cornerstone of WWE programming since 2002. That’s a long time, it’s more than 10 years. So much so that a portion of our audience has direct complacency with me. ‘Man, Cena holds everybody down. He doesn’t give the new guys a chance.’ From a company perspective, as you know I hold it very near and dear to my heart, the dance floor is open, boys. I’m gone, let’s see who steps up. And I like that. As much as I want to try to distance myself or as much as someone who views me would try to distance myself from WWE, I’m never going to go.”

You can check out the full interview with Cena at the link below.

Zap2It: John Cena on why he left WWE for ‘American Grit’