• John Cena Apologizes To China 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!”
Fast & Furious 9 will be released in the United States next month.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 25, 1991) – WCW World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Cumberland County Civic Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1991’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Diamond Studd vs. Tommy Angel
P.N. News vs. Kevin Diamond
Missy’s Manor with Steve Austin & Veronica
Sting vs. Sam Cody
Bull Drop Inn : Dusty Rhodes & Jason Hervey with P.N. News
Windham vs. Benny Kendall
Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Terry Taylor & One Man Gang