In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, WWE RAW superstar Drew McIntyre discussed several topics, including what he learned from John Cena after his release from the WWE several years ago.

“I always talk about John Cena as someone I patterned myself after, after I was released, rather than learning from him in the moment when I was there on the roster. Instead of working to better myself on the roster, it took getting fired and bettering myself personally before I thought of who I could look up to in this business and whose mentality I needed. I thought about John and how relentless he was with everything he did, be it in media, the gym, in the ring and every aspect of his life.

Cena is such a workaholic, and The Miz followed that exact same path. I said to myself, I’m going to be that guy too, whether it was outside of WWE, or inside WWE, whenever I was given any kind of position where I was able to take the reins and get the media opportunities, and they wanted to speak to me, I was going to take full advantage of it. The second I had that title, I said give me it all, I’m that guy now, there’s no excuse, I want every little bit of it.”

The interview is available in full at this link.