Marvel.com recently spoke with World Heavyweight Champion John Cena. Here are some highlights:
Marvel.com: You just returned from a major injury way sooner than everyone expected. What motivated you to come back so soon?
John Cena: I just don’t like [being out]. I really like the job and it comes with ups and downs and I know not necessarily everyone at my job loves me but that shouldn’t sour me from my place of employment. I’ve truly found a home in the WWE and when I’m not there all I want to do is be there. I think that helped me get back really soon because everything I did was focused on getting back sooner and sooner.
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The human body and what it can do never ceases to amaze me. There are individuals out there who endure great injury or disease yet they are able to fully recover. Thanks to the advances in medicine and technology, hospitals and other medical facilities are able to treat patients effectively and are able to repair things long-term. Despite it’s high cost (thank you subsidies and monopolies), medicare care here in the United States is superb and recovery times have been shrinking based on better medical procedures and rehabilitation.
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The Miami Herald recently spoke with John Cena to promote Sunday’s WWE Hell In a Cell pay-per-view. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Returning from an injury:
“This one has just been about me getting back healthy, because I haven’t had a match in eight weeks, I really just want to be as strong and as ready to go as possible. When you’re in the element everyday and you can really be around your competition, that’s when you can come up with breaking it down a little more with your opponent. This will essentially be like the first game of the season for me. It just so happens to be with all the importance of the last game of a season. I’m really excited to be back, and I really think this Sunday is going to be special, and hopefully, I can shake that Miami jinx.”
AS I SEE IT: Is the WWE starting to panic?
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How do you spell “Stop the panic in Stamford”?
After the disastrous Battleground PPV, the ratings for Monday Night RAW were the third lowest of the year. Expectations for the Battleground buyrate can’t be very good. Recent buyrates have been down overall.
Courtesy of WWE.com:
John Cena promotes the WWE and Susan G. Komen “Cure for The Cancer” message on CNN “Showbiz Tonight”.
Watch the video here:
Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net writer Marc Middleton:
Xfinity published an interview with WWE’s Paul Heyman. Here are some highlights:
On the significance of his role in last year’s WrestleMania: “It’s huge. Nothing short of it. And probably even bigger than that adjective. It’s exhilarating for me because you have the most unique, the most gifted athlete in the history of the WWE, or UFC, or college athletics in Brock Lesnar, going against a wrestler who probably has more heart, more determination, and the ability to overcome the odds better than anybody else that I’ve ever come across in my entire career in CM Punk. It’s a fascinating match-up. It won’t be over in 30 seconds. This is going to be an all-night affair. There’s an old expression in the professional wrestling business; “This match will be worth the price of admission.” I humbly suggest that Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk is worth the price of admission alone.”
Courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has released their annual PWI 500 special issue. John Cena takes the top spot, making him the first person to be ranked #1 in three different years (2006 & 2007). Bret Hart (1993 & 1994), Steve Austin (1998 & 1999) and Triple H (2000 & 2009) have all topped the list twice.
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on LordsofPain.net and was written by columnist TripleR.
Welcome back everybody to the column that DIDN’T have a season-ending injury in NFL Training Camp- Chair Shots! Now I’m back from vacation, rested and tanned after a few days at the beach, but I did manage to catch a little bit of Monday Night Raw last week. It was a pretty decent show, with Daniel Bryan getting about 40 minutes of wrestling time, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. What I want to talk about is a topic that’s probably going to split a lot of my readers down the middle. So follow the bouncing ball as I tell you of my jubilation, which was followed week after week with utter indifference.
Courtesy of WWE.com:
June 27, 2002. Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle throws down an open challenge to the SmackDown locker room. A young kid from West Newbury, Mass. steps up. He’s not yet great — no one is their first time — but he’s poised and fiery with a body like an action figure and more heart than a butcher shop. He surprises Angle, takes him off his feet, almost beats him. The fact that he doesn’t win is important — it keeps him humble, keeps him wanting more.
Hitting the Ropes: Super Cena?
It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no wait…it’s Super Cena!
Faster than Rey Mysterio!
Stronger than Mark Henry!
Able to leap Big Shows in a single bound!
John Cena isn’t a real super hero, but he does play one on TV. Actually that’s all wrestling really is…people that can do physically amazing things all within the context of a storyline or angle. John Cena happens to do this very well. Maybe a little too well. Because even though he has risen to the top of the largest sports entertainment company in the world, it seem like everybody hates him!