JOHN CENA: Rob Schamberger Newsletter 26JUN22
Ain't no way you breaking me kid, I'm harder than nails.
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Hi. My name's Rob Schamberger. I'm that guy who paints rasslers. And other stuff. I spent 20 plus years seeking knowledge of self.
Over the years working with WWE I’ve had the chance to work with John Cena on several occasions and if there’s one quality I’ve observed from him, it’s his work ethic. I saw him at the monitor for every match, I saw him signing thousands of autographs for fans, I saw him rush back from a match to tell the merch team how many of certain shirts he saw in the crowd and complimenting their work. I saw all kinds of things like this with him.
When he was back for his return in 2021 I was sitting with John and congratulated him on all of his recent Hollywood success. Right then he got pulled away but as he stood up he leaned in and said three words: “Peaks and valleys.” Here he was at the top of the entertainment world and planning for the next valley, because he knows they always come. At the top of his peak, he’s working just as hard as he did the first time he walked down the ramp for his first match. THAT is something that’s going to stick with me.
ICYMI, here's last week's Canvas 2 Canvas episode. Tomorrow's will go up on WWE's YouTube channel at 11AM CST!
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WHAT I LIKED LAST WEEK
Katy and I finished up watching We Own This City, the latest from David Simon and George Pelecanos. Just like their other shows, especially The Wire, there’s a lot from it that’s going to haunt me going forward. It’s a dramatization of the stories around a real-life Baltimore Police Department unit that went really bad, what led to it, and what little change came out of it.
Bootblack by Mikael is a gorgeous graphic novel set in early 1900’s New York through WWII, about an orphan who becomes a part of a street gang to survive and soon finds himself in over his head with ever-increasing stakes involving organized crime and on to the European front during the Second World War and the most dangerous threat of all: One-sided love.
SCHAMBERGER LABS: THE SERIES!
While continuing work on my epic painting of Charlotte Flair, I lay out the realities of a full-time career as an artist.
I don’t know if I am. Half of America’s population have less rights today than they did this time last week and the Supreme Court has made it clear that they want to go even further by overturning marriage equality and making homosexuality illegal again. I don’t know.
I don’t know.
Life got a lot harder for a lot of people for no good reason this past week and we’re on a path for things to only get harder for the foreseeable future. All we’ve got is each other; helping, caring, and being the light in the darkness for those who need it.
Love you more,
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