• John Cena Reveals If He Watches AEW, Gives His Opinion On AEW’s Existence
During a recent interview on the ‘Barstool Sports – Pardon My Take’ podcast, WWE Legend John Cena was asked if he watches All Elite Wrestling on TV.
The 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion revealed that he hasn’t watched AEW TV, but admitted that their existence is a good thing for WWE in general.
Here’s what Cena had to say:
“I haven’t watched AEW. Do I think competition is good? I think competition is great. There is internal competition in WWE with performers wanting to be champion or performers wanting to be headliners.
Whenever there is more buzz around the industry, it’s good for the industry. It forces all of us to be at our best because if you’re not, your segment is not good or your performance is not good, you may not have a future with the company and repeated bad segments from the group means the company isn’t going to be good, which means the competition must succeed. Competition brings out the best in us.
For all time, going out there as a performer, I wanted to do the best I could possibly do and set the tone for wanting to be the best show between RAW and SmackDown and certainly have eyes on the segments I was on.
I was fueled by a sense of internal competition. Not knowing what it’s like now to be in a market with a lot of different options, there are a lot of places to watch sports entertainment. That would only, for me, fuel me even more to be the best I can be.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 15, 1989) – WWF Royal Rumble 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 15, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ event LIVE on PPV from the The Summit in Houston, Texas.
This was the second (televised) Royal Rumble event in WWF history, but the first ever Royal Rumble that was held on Pay-per-view.
Here are the results:
– Two-out-of-three falls: The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus & Dino Bravo
– WWF Women’s Championship: Rockin’ Robin (c) defeated Judy Martin
– King Of The Ring Crown & Cape: King Haku defeated Harley Race
– Big John Studd won the 30-man Royal Rumble match