SportsIllustrated.com has an interview up with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena where he talks about the Super Bowl, who he considers the #1 WWE Diva, changing the name of his finisher and more. Here are some highlights.
On this past week’s Super Bowl:
“I thought it over-delivered, actually. I have no team in the race. I’m a Patriots fan by birthright but I really thought it was going to be lopsided, especially after the first half. Pittsburgh dominated and the Cardinals looked lackluster. They were tripping over themselves, dropping kick-offs and stuff like that. They really stepped it up in the second half, I couldn’t believe it. I certainly thought they had a chance at the end, with Larry Fitzgerald scoring but regardless it was a game that as a fan with no allegiance to any team, it didn’t deliver.”
On his favorite WWE Diva:
“My No. 1 has always been Candice Michelle. She understands what we do in our business. She’s an unbelievable athlete, works very hard and is unbelievably gorgeous.”
If he would ever change his theme song:
“I’ve actually thought about changing it, but the longer you stick with it the tougher it is to change. Its’ tougher for the fans to identify to new music so I don’t think I’ll change it anymore but you never know.”
On changing the name of his finisher recently:
“It was totally my call. It’s actually Attitude Adjustment. I realize that our audience has changed now and when I look out past the ring now I see so many children. Originally the FU was a pun in response to Brock Lesner’s move, he used to wrestle in the WWE. I never really called it that. It’s something I said once and the announcers picked it up. I know that kids are watching my every move and there are a lot of parents know their kids look up to me and I know a lot of people watch our program with closed eyes and I kind of live by the motto — “Hustle Loyalty Respect.” If someone is out of line, I think instead of giving them an FU, it’s better to give them an attitude adjustment.”
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