• JBL Comments On John Cena Getting Backlash For Calling Taiwan A Country
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.”
WWE Hall Of Famer John Bradshaw Layfield then took to Twitter to show support for his WrestleMania 21 opponent.
Here’s what JBL tweeted:
“John Cena has granted over 600 Make a Wishes-a record. Supported cancer research, rise above hate campaign, a million of his own dollars for racial equality. He has fought tirelessly for equality. An incredible track record of making the world better. I’ll stand with this guy.”
.@JohnCena has granted over 600 Make a Wishes-a record. Supported cancer research, rise above hate campaign, a million of his own dollars for racial equality. He has fought tirelessly for equality. An incredible track record of making the world better. I’ll stand with this guy. pic.twitter.com/QrySEYBCYe
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) May 25, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 26, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Jerry Lynn vs. Christopher Daniels
– Kaientai vs. Donovan Morgan & Robert Thompson
– Raven vs. Tony Jones