Vince McMahon on John Cena missing WrestleMania 32

Brian Fritz of the Orlando Sentinel passed along a new interview with WWE chairman Vince McMahon covering a number of topics, most notably his thoughts on John Cena missing WrestleMania 32 this year and WrestleMania returning to Orlando in 2017.

On John Cena missing WrestleMania 32:

“John is Babe Ruth, he’s everything to us. And a real warrior. I don’t know how long he’s going to pursue this … I don’t know if it’s going to be 70 like me, but he’ll try. It’s just in him and he loves it so much, even when he was a little kid. I don’t know if you’ve seen some of the videos where he’d have a mini-championship belt made out of cardboard and all that kind of stuff. And on top of it, he’s a hell of a guy.”

On WrestleMania returning to Orlando in 2017 for the first time since 2008:

“I must say that we’re welcome here and that’s part of the reason and it’s the first time we’re repeating [the same arena]. There have been a lot of improvements. We would not have come back had there not been a lot of improvements to the Citrus Bowl. We just can’t now. And playing at these stadium shows is, for us, our big deal. We try not to play stadium shows during the year; we’re trying to keep this just for WrestleMania. Orlando is special.”

You read more of Fritz’s interview with McMahon by clicking on the link below.

Orlandosentinel.com: Q&A: Vince McMahon discusses WrestleMania, WWE’s future, more