John Cena Is Willing To Wrestle Hulk Hogan
John Cena told Sam Roberts after yesterday’s Wrestlemania Press Conference that he’d love to wrestle Hulk Hogan:
I would love that, but in the same vein, I would love it to be in 1985. That’s why I love the matches with The Rock so much… you wanna get in that situation where a person is truly in their prime. But if he’s got one more, I’m ready, willing and able.
If WWE sticks to their Wellness Policy, there’s no way Hogan would be cleared to wrestle because of his injury proneness. However there’s no overriding body, WWE choose to enforce the policy. They can just as easily let things slide if they want a special moment.
Cena was also asked if Daniel Bryan’s current position was planned all along, or down to fans chanting for him:
With WWE, you can’t ignore your audience, that’s the great thing about us. We’re not like a syndicated television show, where if they put out a bad episode, they can’t tell if it’s good or bad. [With WWE] you get immediate feedback on what is good or bad, it truly is the most rewarding – and sometimes rejecting – form of entertainment on the planet. And they love Daniel Bryan, and when I say ‘they’, I mean the WWE Universe. It’s a no-brainier, man.
Roberts also spoke with Hulk Hogan and Daniel Bryan:
Speaking of Hogan he told Yahoo! that he wants to be the one to induct Mr. T in to the Hall of Fame. He credited the A Team star for helping to shift wrestling to entertainment:
And it wasn’t easy for him. He was walking into the lion’s den. And there were a lot of people like Piper and [Paul] Orndorff who wanted to hurt him. They did not dig the fact that an actor was coming into their business. And it was a transition period and T is mostly responsible for that entertainment transition.
Paul Heyman Asked About CM Punk’s Status
In a recent interview with ThisIsInfamous.com Paul Heyman was asked about CM Punk’s status, and his trolling promo in Chicago when he came out to Punk’s music:
You know, there were only three people in the room that night, and that was CM Punk, Vince McMahon and Triple H, and none of the three have talked about it. So whether CM Punk will ever or won’t ever appear in WWE again is truly only known by the three people that were in the room on that given evening. Anything else that is stated about it is merely speculation.
The easiest interview I’ve ever done in my entire career. Because I knew the task at hand. Think about this. I didn’t say one disparaging thing about CM Punk. It’s because I have nothing disparaging to say about him. I said, “If CM Punk were in this ring tonight, he would prove to everyone that he is what he always claims to be: The best in the world.” And I believe that to be true! I said everything about CM Punk that I felt in my heart and at the end of the day, we don’t have that television show on the air to sing the praises of those who are not with us or just heap praise on people because we like them. The television show is a promotional vehicle to entice the audience to purchase the network or the individual pay-per-view. My task at hand is to elicit the response from the viewer that they find the Brock Lesnar versus Undertaker match compelling enough to purchase the pay-per-view or get involved with WWE Network to see the match. So when I went out in Chicago, I knew my responsibility was to sell you on Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker any way that I had to, which included sitting there for the first ten minutes and discussing the 800-pound elephant in the room, which is why CM Punk wasn’t appearing in his hometown.
Sheamus Beats Miz On Main Event
Here’s what went down on this week’s WWE Main Event broadcast on the WWE Network:
– Sheamus def. The Miz, with the Brogue Kick.
– Tamina Snuka def. Nikki Bella, with the Superfly Splash.
The rest of the show was Wrestlemania hype.