• CM Punk Takes A Shot At John Cena’s Recent Apology
While promoting his upcoming movie Fast & Furious 9, WWE Legend John Cena called Taiwan a country and this angered his Chinese fanbase.
Cena said Taiwan is the “first country” to watch Fast & Furious 9. The video of him saying this went viral with 3 million views on Weibo.
Cena then posted a video on the Sina Weibo platform to apologize to his Chinese fans, but didn’t directly mention calling Taiwan a country.
Here’s what Cena said in Mandarin:
“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast & Furious 9 promotions. I’m doing a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews.
Everyone was asking me if I could use Chinese…the staff gave me a lot of information, so there was a lot of interviews and information.
I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I’m very sorry.
You must understand that I really love, really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.”
John Cena apologized in Chinese on Sina Weibo after calling Taiwan a country during an interview promoting Fast & Furious 9 pic.twitter.com/dzRKIYgEzL
— Joe Xu (@JoeXu) May 24, 2021
Some Chinese fans were still upset at Cena and one fan commented the following:
“Please say in Chinese that Taiwan is part of China. Otherwise, we won’t accept it. Then you should say Taiwan is China’s!”
After hearing what Cena had to say, former WWE wrestler CM Punk wrote the following in his Twitter bio:
“Taiwan is a country.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 25, 1996) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1996’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. The American Males vs. Steiner Brothers
2. The Booty Man vs. The Gambler
3. Harlem Heat vs. Men At Work
4. Lord Steven Regal vs. Sting