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Jim Ross Reveals Why Vince McMahon Kept John Cena As The Face Of WWE For So Long

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 7, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

1. Strike Force vs. Ron Rovishod & Terry Gibbs

2. Bret Hart vs. Van Horne

3. One Man Gang vs. Reno Riggins

4. Jake Roberts vs. Scott Colontonio

5. Ted DiBiase vs. Bill Wood

6. The Islanders vs. Brady Boone & Outback Jack & Steve Blackman

7. WWF Intercontinental Title: Honky Tonk Man vs. Hillbilly Jim

• Jim Ross Reveals Why Vince McMahon Kept John Cena As The Face Of WWE For So Long

John Cena remained on top of the WWE for 15 years. He’s still able to bring in viewers whenever he shows up.

During a recent edition of Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed that Vince McMahon decided to keep Cena the face of the company for so long because of his hardwork and dedication.

Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:

“Passion, John’s passion was overwhelming. His dedication to his craft was overwhelming. I don’t know that anybody had any doubts that I talked to. I don’t think there were any massive apprehensions because we knew we were going to the right guy.

Here’s the thing about this, John was a guy who never said no, he worked his a$$ off for seven days a week or 10 days a week if there were 10 days in the week. He loved what he did.

His record for Make-A-Wishes, granting wishes for terminally ill children, nobody is even close. That was the kind of guy he was, he would never turn anything down that’s the kind of guy he was.

He did everything he was asked to do. Because he was such a big star, the people that were asking knew John liked to do these and he won’t say no. All of a sudden they get the top talent who isn’t going to say no so they’re silly not to ask him. He didn’t turn anything down but the cover.

He was just always there, we didn’t have any issues of if John was injury prone. He worked all the time, worked a hard style. The point being is at no point did we lose confidence that John Cena wasn’t going to hold up.”

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