Speaking on a podcast hosted by Chris Jericho for the WWE Network, Cena explained why he believes that Reigns has the tools to be a long-term success in the company.
"I think Roman is excellent," Cena told ex-world champion Jericho. "I think his work is smooth, he has a great look, he's found himself as a person and I like the fact that he's found himself in these polarizing situations where he has to deal with getting it stuck to him [by the fans] every night.
"But he's a star, this kid is an absolute star. The fans say 'they want new' and you do that and they say 'that's not good enough'. I think the next front man is going to be [the one] who takes chances."
Reigns lost the main event of 'Mania after Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to pin his former Shield teammate.