Liv Morgan had a crush on John Cena when she was younger.
The women's wrestling star was "in love" with the WWE legend as she was growing up, and credits him for being one of the reasons she likes to wear sneakers.
The WWE SmackDown Women's Champion spoke about being a fan of the aforementioned future WWE Hall Of Fame legend during a recent installment of the popular Complex digital series.
"I loved John Cena, I thought he was the sh*t,” Morgan mentioned during the episode, which was released this week via the official Complex YouTube channel. "I had such a crush on him. He would pump his little sneakers, and I’d pump my sneakers and I didn’t even have pumps. I would just [pretend] to push my little pumps [while watching him on TV]. I thought he was amazing."
Morgan continued, revealing that the pro wrestler turned actor had an influence on her career, and obviously on her fashion sense based on her previous comments about her footwear fondness being patterned after the Doctor of Thuganomics.
"He has been, whether I know it or not, a subconscious influence on my career," Morgan admitted. "You know because he wore sneakers for the majority of his career, so I think maybe it’s something that kind of embedded in my mind, and maybe a reason why I like to wear sneakers.”
The official description for the new episode of the popular Complex digital series featuring Liv Morgan reads as follows:
Liv Morgan Goes Sneaker Shopping With ComplexWWE Smackdown Women's Champion Liv Morgan goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex's Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in New York City and talks about her favorite Air Jordans, John Cena's sneakers, and the custom sneakers she wears in the ring.
Watch the complete 12-plus minute episode of Liv Morgan's appearance on the Complex "Sneaker Shopping" digital series via the video embedded below courtesy of their official YouTube channel.
H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above quotes.