Cena says professional wrestlers are the greatest salesmen (and women) in the world but the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather may have been even better promoted. Cena says McGregor was so good at convincing combat sports fans to shell out $100 for his “Money” bout, that similar tactics in pro wrestling would put everyone else out of business.
He would do fantastic. Hell, he would put me out of work. He gets the entertainment aspect of sport, and I think he gets it as good, or better, than anyone else. The way he promoted the fight against Mayweather… that’s what we do. He did it as good, or better, than us.
At a gym day to promote UFC 202, McGregor expands on his comments about WWE wrestlers, particularly calling out Cena.
What’s the main guy? John Cena. He’s 40. He’s 40 years of age. He’s walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother f*cker…Ric Flair’s a legend but as far as gimmicks, this is the real thing over here. I think these WWE guys, they’re not right in the head some of them. I mean the new guys are dweebs, let’s be honest, absolute dweebs but the old school guys are legends…I don’t know what to say to Ric Flair. This ain’t no gimmick, this is the real shit. I’ve got to get in there and fight a man for real. With no script, with no nothing.
Like I said, no disrespect to the dons of the game, the McMahons, [WWE CEO Vince McMahon] is a f*cking legend. They wrote Vinny off a few years ago when he dropped from the billions and then he rose back up and now he’s back in the billionaire club. What he’s been able to do with that bunch of dweebs he has over there at the moment has been phenomenal and I respect him for that. And then of course the OGs of the game, The Rock, Stone Cold, they’re cool mother f*ckers. Even Ric Flair is a cool mother f*cker…I’m just speaking the truth. That new age of those guys are absolute dweebs. They just seem messed up in the head. I don’t know what it is. When I listen to them talk, when I listen to them carry themselves, they just don”t seem right in the head. That might have been a bit rudeness for me to say, but again: It ain’t trash talk, it’s truth talk.
Cena defeats Rollins in a singles competition tables match at WWE TLC on pay-per-view to remain the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cena picks up the victory by slamming Rollins through the table with an “Attitude Adjustment” at twenty-three minutes and thirty-five seconds.
WWE announces Rollins will take on Cena in a singles competition tables match at TLC on pay-per-view on Dec. 14th. The anonymous RAW general manager sets the stipulation that if Cena loses the bout, he will no longer be the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Cena talks to WWE.com about who will run the show if The Authority is thrown out of power.
The WWE is built off of spur of the moment entertainment. Yes, we know what we get with The Authority but what we get isn’t what the WWE Universe wants. The boss should be the WWE Universe. We have an extremely active online community. They can be involved in all of this. They know who and what they want to see. Let’s try something new.
WWE2K15 featuring Cena as the cover star is now out. The intro video of Cena on Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles gets released. The title has not received positive reviews from critics and gamers alike but it is a nostalgic trip to be Cena in the ring again on a next gen console that helps the title.
Lesnar retains WWE World Heavyweight Championship after defeating Cena by disqualification due to outside interference by Seth Rollins. Rollins strikes Cena with the Money in the Bank briefcase to cause the match to end.
Cena talks to The Miami Herald about his potential match with Hulk Hogan and young talent in WWE.
I do what I love, so when you wake up everyday, it’s not a job… A dream opponent for me would be Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Sting. I’m not sure if I could ever get in the ring with any of them, but you have heard Hogan say in the past, if he had one last match, he would want it to be against me. I say as a Hulk-a-Maniac growing up that would be the biggest honor I’ve ever received.
Orton enters the Summerslam arena just after Bryan wins the WWE Championship from Cena to cash in his Money in the Bank title match contract. Triple H delivers a pedigree to Bryan allowing Orton to pin him and obtain the championship.
WWE releases statement about the upcoming season of Total Divas which premieres September 7th at 9 a.m. on E!
In the season two finale, Brie Bella and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan had just tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends, family and many of the gorgeous girls. While most of the Divas were living large, Nikki was patching up her relationship with WWE Superstar John Cena as he had discovered her long kept secret —unbeknownst to anyone but her twin sister she had been married before. Now, the Divas are back with an even more prominent position in WWE as each woman has become a serious contender for the WWE Divas championship title.
Cena retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground by defeating Reigns, Orton and Kane in fatal four-way action. Cena pins Kane at eighteen minutes and forty-five seconds for the victory.
Cena obtains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in an eight man ladder match at WWE Money in the Bank. Cena grabs the title hanging above the ring for the victory at twenty-six minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Cena speaks to Zap2It about Daniel Bryan’s popularity and CM Punk.
Predicting the next WWE Superstar is like predicting the crooked stock market at the turn of the 19th century. You just can’t. That’s what’s beautiful about the WWE audience, that’s why I love it so much. It changes everyday, every arena, every city. I don’t know who will be next but I will keep trying to put people front and center so the WWE Universe gets a good look at people.
Orton defeats Cena in a tables, ladders and chairs match at TLC to unify the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship. Orton climbs the ladder to obtain both championship belts at twenty-four minutes and thirty-five seconds to become the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Cena talks to FOX Business about retirement and his Kmart clothing brand.
Kmart picked up on this concept. And, from a branding standpoint, I just didn’t outright leverage myself; I wanted a piece and equity in the brand. So, there was upfront money, plus equity in the brand.
Cena talks to The Miami Herald about his personal relationship airing on television.
I really wanted the show to be a success. I truly love Nicole, and I believe in her. It was a conscience decision for me to do it. I think our viewers will enjoy the second half of the first season that’s coming back in mid-November on the E! network. As the show grows, it gets better and more interesting to watch, and I think fans will enjoy it this time around
Cena defeats Del Rio in a special WWE Champion vs World Heavyweight Champion match on Monday Night RAW. Cena picks up the pinfall victory over Del Rio after a distraction by Ziggler at fifteen minutes and fifty seconds.
Cena retains the WWE Championship by defeating Ryback in a three stages of hell match, scoring two out of three victories in the bout. Cena picks up the final victory at twenty-four minutes and thirty seconds by putting Ryback in an ambulance.
Cena and Ryback fight to a no contest in a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules. Both men are helped out of the arena by EMTs and trainers after the pair fall through a piece of the stage. Cena retains the WWE Championship due to the draw ending.
Wrestlemania 29 is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, New Jersey. The event features The Miz vs Wade Barrett, Mark Henry vs Ryback, Fandango vs Chris Jericho, The Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs The Rock.
Cena talks to Associated Press about The Rock and people complaining about his part time schedule.
When he gets a small opportunity, he kicks the damn door down and owns the horse. Often times here, we have Superstars that remind me of a hamster on the treadmill and those are the guys that usually complain. I don’t take too kindly to them. I’m fortunate Rock’s here and I’m glad he’s here. He can show up whenever he wants.
Punk retains the WWE Championship by defeating Cena and Ryback in triple threat competition at Survivor Series. Punk picks up the pinfall victory over Cena at seventeen minutes and fifty-eight seconds.
Punk retains the WWE Championship by fighting Cena to a draw at Night of Champions. Both men’s shoulders are on the ground as the referee counts the pin, thus ending the bout in a double pinfall at twenty-six minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Punk retains the WWE Championship at Summerslam by defeating Cena and Big Show in triple threat action. The match ends and is restarted due to Big Show submitting when both men had him on a hold. Punk ultimately picks up the pinfall victory over Show at fourteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Punk and Cena fight to a no contest when Big Show enters the ring and attacks Cena causing a disqualification victory. Due to the circumstances of the loss, Punk still retains the championship. The match ends at eleven minutes and fifteen seconds.
USA Network airs the 1,000th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW live. The special features appearances By The Rock, D-Generation-X and Brock Lesnar as well as Christian vs Miz, Lita vs Slater and Punk vs Cena for the WWE championship.
Johnson defeats Cena in singles competition at Wrestlemania 28. The match is billed as “Once in a Lifetime”. Johnson picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Rock Bottom at thirty minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Wrestlemania 28 is held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The event features Kane vs Randy Orton, Big Show vs Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker vs Triple H, CM Punk vs Chris Jericho and The Rock vs John Cena.
Cena talks to WWE.com about WWE Superstars as the latest installment to WWE’s video game franchise.
To me, it was like the games I grew up really liking. I don’t want to say it’s a throwback, because the game is technologically as good as any other game. But it’s got the gameplay and the over-the-top moves that I like. It’s very pick-up-and-go.
Wrestlemania 26 is held at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event features Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase, Triple H vs Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk, Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Edge, John Cena vs Batista and The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in a retirement match.
Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.
Wrestlemania 23 is held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event features The Undertaker vs Batista, Chris Benoit vs MVP, Great Khali vs Kane, Bobby Lashley with Donald Trump vs Umaga with Vince McMahon in which the losing billionaire has their head shaved and John Cena vs Shawn Michaels.
Wrestlemania 22 is heldat the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The event features Edge vs Mick Foley, Trish Stratus vs Mickie James, The Undertaker vs Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio vs Kurt Angle vs Randy Orton and John Cena vs Triple H