John Cena weighs in on who he believes is the greatest footballer of all time. Which one is it: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Cena responded definitively
Earlier this year, 16-time WWE champion and actor John Cena weighed in on the ongoing Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT argument. Cena, who has a broad knowledge of sports, has stated that he, too, has an opinion on possibly the most contentious issue in football.
John Cena Chooses Ronaldo Over Messi
Is Messi or Ronaldo the better player? The question has outlived its usefulness, dividing not only the sports world but also every industry where football fans exist.
While many notable figures have endorsed the Argentine World Cup champion as the superior player, many believe the 5-time Balon d’Or winner to be the superior baller.
The definitive answer as to who is the GOAT may never come. The GOAT of WWE, though, is Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cena revealed his admiration for Ronaldo in an interview with BBC’s Mark Lawrenson. “If I had to name the best player, I would start and end with Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s it.”
Cristiano Ronaldo On His Rivalry With Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo recently addressed a few words about the matter and stated that it is over. The rivalry peaked when both Ronaldo and Messi were playing in La Liga.
However, both celebrities have grown apart. Now, Ronaldo plays for Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr, while Messi is on a mission to revitalize Inter Miami.
“The rivalry is over,” Ronaldo said. “It was good, a healthy rivalry that spectators liked a lot. Whoever likes Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to hate Messi or vice-versa because they’re both very good. They changed the history of football, and they keep on doing it.”
“We are respected throughout the world, that’s the most important thing. He makes his way, I make mine, even if we are playing outside Europe. He has done well, from what I’ve seen, and so have I. It’s about continuing. The legacy continues. The rivalry, I don’t see things like that. I’ve already said, we’ve shared the stage for 15 years and we ended up being, I wouldn’t say friends, because I never dined with him, but we are professional colleagues and we respect each other.”