2019 was an interesting year for John Cena as it was the first time in many years that he didn’t wrestle a match on a WWE pay-per-view.

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the former WWE Champion was asked about his status for WrestleMania 36 and he noted that he would love to earn a spot on the Show of Shows.

“It works different for everybody. I always look for them to give me ideas and then me kind of make it my own. I know that we have a small large event called WrestleMania around the corner, that just so happens to be in Tampa, and that’s kind of where I live. So, I’ll be in the neighborhood, and Suicide Squad should be done, but it’s not like I call someone up and be like, ‘I want to be in WrestleMania.’ Those spots are very coveted. There are performers who work all year, 250 shows a year, they earn those spots. I would love to earn one, at least. And the way you do that is by Vince McMahon, the head of creative, calling you up and being like, ‘Hey pal, I’d like you to do this.’ And then I say yes sir, and then I kind of put my own spin on it.”

Cena was then asked if he still thinks of Vince McMahon as his boss, and he said that Vince is so much more.

“He is so much more than that to me. He is a friend, a father figure, a mentor, a trusting resource. He’s filled with wisdom, but above all else, yes, I still think of him as my boss. He’s also had a tremendous affect on my life. I mean, that’s a couch session for you and I, I’m probably going to have to pay you a therapist fee for that,” Cena joked. “But he’s really had a tremendous impact on my life.”

It’s worth noting that WrestleVotes recently reported that Cena wants to do something “substantial” at Mania this year.

H/T Wrestling Inc.