Alex Riley Says Bad Relationship With John Cena Impacted His Career: “I Tried To Change The Best I Could”


Former WWE star Alex Riley recently spoke with Chris Van Vilet to talk about his life post-WWE, where Riley claims that his bad relationship with John Cena had an impact on his career. Highlights are below.

Riley on him and Cena just not liking each other:

I think it came down to, at the end, two men just not liking each other. As sad as that is, it had an impact on my career because he is who he is. I just happened to be in a situation where, right from the start, it was just … he didn’t like me. I just don’t think he did. I tried to change that the best I could. I worked very hard and tried to do the best I could to grow and learn and fit in in the way a wrestler fits in and he wanted me to fit in. It just kinda got to the point where, a little bit, even some of the other guys would kinda be like, ‘what’s up with that?’ ‘I don’t know.’ So it was a tough situation.

On what he believes was a specific incident that caused more problems:

There was one mistake that either I made, or he made, where we got really crossed. And we kind of got into a little bit of an argument. And I didn’t think it was going to … I went to him immediately the next day and tried to apologize for whatever had happened. I think he was pretty offended. Again, it was two grown men that just didn’t see eye-to-eye at the time. I’m not holding any grudges or anything like that. I certainly don’t want it hanging over my neck for the rest of my life.

Full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet)

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