AEW star Max Caster recently took part in a virtual signing with Golden Ring Collectibles, where the acclaimed member gave his reaction to the praise received by John Cena, and how the Cenation frontman has always been one of his favorite wrestlers. Highlights can be found below.

Says he appreciated the praise Cena gave him:

John was very, very nice to me and when he didn’t need it. He reached out and he made it public so I’m allowed to say it now so he reached out and then he publicly said things about me in Forbes and that means a lot to me. So there was never any talk of beating him in a rap battle. This is about trying to get past the perspective of people saying I’m a Thuganomics scam. Am I to a certain extent? Perhaps. He has a huge influence on me, one of my favorite wrestlers. The guy, I’ll say in 2004, that brought me back to watching wrestling.

How Cena has always been one of his favorite wrestlers:

So I take that energy and propel it forward and say, maybe there are people now in 2022 even last year who have fallen from the struggle they hear there is this guy who’s rapping wrestling now and he’s doing these disses and they’re hilarious and you look at it and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s my guy.’ You listen to the mixtapes, the songs or the disstracks that I put out, the music videos, you say, “Wow, this guy is really talented. So for me it’s not about beating John in anything. It’s about honoring and respecting and elevating what he’s done and I think by his own admission I’m here, I’m doing it, and I hope to continue to do it.

(H/T and transcribed by after the fight)