JOHN CENA SR.: “I’M GONNA PROBABLY GET MY HEAD KICKED IN BY MY SON, BUT…” by WWW.WORLDWRESTLINGINSANITY.COMIn a business where everyone lines up to say “I made the World Champion,” only one man can say it…literally. That’s right. The Father of Thuganomics, John Cena Sr., has come to ClubWWI.com for an 40 minute uncut shoot interview that doesn’t leave any topic off limits.
Independent fans have known the story of Johnny Fabulous going back for a while. Aside from fathering the WWE’s golden babyface, John has had a long career in professional wrestling and speaks about it all in his ClubWWI.com interview. Among the topics you’ll hear about are: Being The First To Take Randy Orton‘s Head Punt, What Triple H Told Him After It, What Dusty Rhodes Told Him Before It, His Negative Reaction To His Son’s Announcement That He Was Going To Wrestling School, How John Proved Him Wrong, Why He Turned Down a TNA PPV Appearance, TNA’s Misuse of Talent, The Time His Son Stopped His Limo Near MSG To Meet a Handicapped Fan, Vince McMahon’s “Sports Entertainment,” Batista’s Presumed Upcoming Heel Turn, Plans To Open a Wrestling School, How His Son and JG Reacted The Same To His Request For a Movie Role, Samoa Joe, Roddy Piper, JBL, Abyss, and More
One thing that anyone who knows John Cena Sr. can tell you, he knows his stuff and isn’t afraid of speaking out about it. Cena spoke about both WWE and TNA – with positives and negatives for both, including why he turned down a TNA PPV appearance. In terms of World Wrestling Entertainment, John spoke about the good people backstage – from the boys to the office – and shared stories of working for World Wrestling Entertainment…
“It’s an honor and privilege again to work with these young up and coming stars. I had the privilege of meeting some of the greats back there such as Sgt. Slaughter. Ricky Steamboat was there. My friend Dusty Rhodes…”
John talks about what Dusty told him before he took the kick from Randy Orton…and how it wasn’t entirely true – complete with his Dusty impression. He then speaks about what Triple H told him after the kick too.
“It was great. I gotta tell you. It was fantastic…The thing that’s amazing about the who’s who of the last 20 years, I know John does it all the time, I’m sure all the young men and women in this business do it, they are a tremendous resource. My match was done with Arn Anderson. Dusty Rhodes was there. Mr. McMahon, Vince McMahon, he’s there. And you ask questions and these gentlemen and the ladies are so willing to help out and give advice. That’s one of the mistakes young wrestlers make today – male and female, be it WWE, TNA, or the Indy circuit. Just because you’re there doesn’t mean you know everything.”
While Cena was very upbeat about WWE in his ClubWWI.com shoot, that doesn’t mean he keeps quiet about the things he finds somewhat counterproductive. Guttman brought up keeping kayfabe in the 70s and 80s wasn’t because the fans didn’t know better. It was to keep them guessing – even if it was just 2% – about the legitimacy of the match outcomes. John agrees:
“Vincent Kennedy McMahon, who I have a great deal of respect for, one of the greatest guys in the business that I know today has come out and I think he started it all when he said, ‘Now it’s sports entertainment.’ Yeah, they tell a story, but you know, some of the stories they tell, and I’m gonna probably get my head kicked in by son but, you know, some of the stories they tell just don’t make too much sense. ”
John Cena Sr. goes on to talk about the changing way in which wrestling stories are being told today, breaking in when the business was more guarded, psychology, and much more. John is just one of well over 150 stars you can hear on ClubWWI.com including: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Jesse Ventura, Bobby Lashley, Kenny Dykstra, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio, Armando Estrada, Dangerous Danny Davis, Ronnie Garvin, Colin Delaney, Jim Mitchell, Chris Harris, Ahmed Johnson,Glacier, Balls Mahoney, Francine, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Brian Knobbs, Bruno Sammartino, Bryan Clark, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, JJ Dillon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, The Honky Tonk Man, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Mr. Hughes, Scotty 2
Hotty, Dawn Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Mike Bucci, Samu, Erik Watts, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Lance Russell, Bruce Hart, Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, Justin Credible, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe, Giant Bernard, Bill DeMott, Juvi “Juice” Guerrera, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Ni ck Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior A nimal, Missing Link, Rikishi, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, Kevin Sullivan, B.G. James, Ron Killings, Zach Gowan, D-Ray 3000, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Sivi Afi, Baron Von Raschke, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Downtown Bruno, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.
James Guttman’s second book, “World Wrestling Insanity Presents: Shoot First…Ask Questions Later,” is available at BarnesandNoble.com or wherever books or sold.