Former WWE star Dave Bautista made a recent appearance on “The Chad Dukes Show” and stated that current WWE star John Cena is to blame for killing hardcore, edgy pro wrestling presentation.
On John Cena:
“I think, you know, they did the whole PG direction thing, I think that works for Cena; the little kids love him, cause he’s a great character, he’s someone they can look up to. The girls love him, good looking guy, says all the right things, does all the right things, but the hardcore fans can’t stand him. He is Mr. Hokey, Mr. PG… to me; he killed hardcore, edgy wrestling.”
On struggling to play a heel against Cena:
“I was playing the part of the heel, but they were still booing the hell out of Cena. I really had to go that extra step to be a heel against this guy.”