• John Cena Says Wrestling Without A Crowd Helped Roman Reigns
WWE Legend John Cena was recently interviewed by Chris Van Vliet, where he said that not having fans in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic actually helped WWE main eventer Roman Reigns to develop his character and his personality.
Here’s what Cena had to say:
“I also think this time has allowed performers like Roman Reigns to unobstructively mold his character.
If you send him from city-to-city, there may be some audiences that don’t care what he has to say, and just want to boo or cheer him.
But without that obstruction, Reigns has absolutely needed this time, and in it, he has developed his personality, his character. Reigns has found out who he is.
So, now, when he goes back to live audiences, they are not confused. He spent this 15-month block to define who he is. And he’s the one who could benefit the most from it.
On the other hand, established performers like myself would have had a difficult time with no audiences.”
With the exception of WrestleMania 37, WWE did not have fans in the arenas for the main roster shows since mid-March 2020.
John Cena and current Universal Champion Roman Reigns are rumored to wrestle each other in August at the SummerSlam 2021 PPV.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 15, 1998) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1998’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
Philly Street Fight: Public Enemy vs. Hugh Morrus & The Barbarian
Chris Benoit vs. Fit Finlay
Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. High Voltage
Sting & Kevin Nash vs. Harlem Heat
Steel Cage Match: Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Disco Inferno & Alex Wright vs. Magnum Tokyo & CIMA
Ultimo Dragon vs. Dean Malenko
Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael vs. Harlem Heat
Goldberg vs. Glacier