John Cena issued the following comments about The Rock on Twitter yesterday: “CeNation. Watched rocks interview back just to make sure. I never ran my mouth about rock. He refers to an article published in the uk sun in 2008. Please..read it. Then u decide. Ill be at wwe live events this week in baton rouge,alexandria,college station. And I will come to raw for bizzness. Final knockout this monday on raw. HUSTLE. LOYALTY. RESPECT.”
Regarding the 2008 interview with The Sun, here are Cena’s comments from that interview:
The Sun: What about The Rock? What are your thoughts on The Rock?
Cena: “This is my take on The Rock, and he’s a genuinely nice guy. I’ve met him; he’s a fantastic human being. What I kind of get peeved about, and I guess this is my flaw, my Achilles heel, I hear it every day with young talent, with midcard talent, with people aspiring to make it in this business; I hear “I’ve wanted to do this my whole life.
“Rock falls into that category. He, at one point, loved wrestling and wanted to do this all of his life. Explain to me why he can’t come back for a 15th Anniversary show or why he can’t make an appearance at Wrestlemania. Simply put it’s because he wants to be an actor. There’s nothing wrong with that, there’s nothing wrong with that. He’s a very good actor, he’s very successful, he’s done very well for himself and associating with sports entertainment doesn’t do much for his acting career. It only helps out the sports entertainment audience so I get why he doesn’t come back.
“Just don’t f*** me around and tell me that you love this when you are just doing this to do something else. That’s the only thing that gets me really pissed off.”
The Sun: “To come out to the ring, as a surprise, cut a promo, go back.”
Cena: “It’d be fantastic. The people would go nuts, and that’s the thing, he has so much admiration from our audience. One thing I’ve learned from being a wrestler, or being on the other side of the barricade and being a fan, you almost don’t realise it as a fan because you are a fan so much, you just go to everything. Being on the other side I learned how much of their hard earned dollars are spent on our product. And to have that much admiration still, when he hasn’t been around, hasn’t been on TV, you gotta respect that from our fanbase and he just doesn’t give anything back, man. I wish he’d just show up, just say “Hi” and leave, it’s all he’s gotta do. Do the eyebrow once and get out of town. That’s one thing that sweats me.
But like I said, he is a great guy, but we all know now that he wants to be an actor. There’s nothing wrong with that because he’s truly found another passion. He’s good at acting, his films make money.”