John CenaJohn Felix Anthony Cena
- Birthdate: 04/23/1977 (age 37)
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 251 Ib
Cena is known as "the face of the WWE for a lon...
On John Cena: "I knew Cena could be the guy, there was no doubt in my mind. What he's done is just phenomenal. "I could not be happier for him. He's one of the most hard working guys I have ever seen, who just has a knack for this business. I hear that he can't wrestle — he can wrestle. Drawing a crowd is working. I think he's done a wonderful job. What do you want? A guy that can go out there and do a bunch of seamless wristlocks and anklelocks, or do you want a guy who is going to put a bunch of people in seats and entertain them? To me a guy who can entertain is a great worker. I don't understand why purists would say that he wasn't one on any level, because I think he is."
On Cena vs. Rock at WrestleMania: "I see all this stuff on Twitter going back between The Rock and Cena. "It's awesome what these guys are doing. Everybody's talking about it. Whether they really feel that way or not, I have no idea, because I don't have privileged information. But to me it's entertaining. As a fan, I just want to sit back and say 'this is fun to watch'."
On Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk: "I think Jericho and Punk are really going to knock people's socks off. When Chris came up to Calgary to chip off the ring rust before his latest return, he knew at that point where it was going and he and I pitched ideas and threw stuff back and forth. There's a good chance that there will be spots that will end up being in the match that I actually did with him in Calgary several months ago. It's well laid groundwork. The fact that he has had this seed planted in his mind for several months, I'm expecting it to be quite spectacular. He is someone who has a full grasp on the industry and is putting out when he feels is the best build and the best product. Not 'what can I best do for me'. He really is a consummate pro and really knows the ins and outs of what makes a great match. He's really, really spectacular and I expect this to be really standout."
On training Dolph Ziggler: "Dolph was a quick learner right out of the gate. I pretty much had him from scratch. I worked with him for almost a year in OVW and it wasn't too long after that he made his debut with the Spirit Squad. You can just imagine how nervous he must have been with only about a year of training behind him and not a whole lot of experience. He was in the ring with Triple H and Shawn Michaels doing a feud with DX. I keep having to remind him to be careful, because when you are throwing around names like Shawn Michaels and Curt Hennig, you also have to remember that both of them had very bad backs that hampered their career. I keep reminding him that while it's great to take amazing bumps, you don't have to do so on every single move."