• “They’d be surprised if he didn’t pop up in some capacity” – Update On John Cena’s WrestleMania 37 Status
Earlier this year, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena noted that there’s no logistical way that he can appear at WrestleMania 37 as he’s shooting in Canada.
In an interview with Forbes in February, Cena once again noted that the situation is out of his hands and that he won’t be able to appear at WrestleMania 37 as it will halt the production of his current show and cost a lot of money.
Here’s what Cena said:
“Unfortunately, it’s out of my hands. Every other year except for this year has been completely within my realm.
If this were normal times, I would 100% be there. I’d find a way to contribute somehow. I’ve sat in the crowd as a fan. I’ll do whatever the event asks me to because it means that much to me, and WWE means that much to me, but I’m in Vancouver shooting Peacemaker for HBO Max.
It’s a spinoff series based on my character from Suicide Squad, Peacemaker. It’s an unbelievable opportunity, James Gunn has written the whole thing, he’s directing a bunch of the episodes. This is something that I’m inspired to do.
Because of the quarantine law, if I were to fly to the states for Sunday on WrestleMania — which is totally possible — the complications arrive when I come back to Canada. Because then I would have to quarantine for 14 days and that puts production back more than two weeks, which costs a boatload of money, and that would be super, super, super selfish of me.
Should things beyond my control normalize a bit and travel restrictions lift up, then sure, I’m in. But right now, it is logistically impossible. I can’t do that to Warner, I can’t do that to DC, I can’t do that to James, I can’t do that to the Suicide Squad. It’s just not fair.”
Fightful Select provided the following update on Cena ahead of WrestleMania 37:
“John Cena would likely have been laid out and planned well ahead of time due to his filming schedule, but wrestlers that we spoke to said that they’d be surprised if he didn’t pop up in some capacity.”
Cena was last seen on WWE programming on Night 2 of WrestleMania 36 last year, where he lost to “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Firefly Fun House match.
If Cena doesn’t return at WrestleMania 37, then this would be the first WrestleMania since 2003 (WrestleMania XIX) where he wouldn’t wrestle or at least show up in a non-wrestling role.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 9, 1995) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1995’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
1) Alex Wright vs. Mark Starr
2) Sting & Randy Savage Interview
3) Nasty Boys vs. Southern Posse
4) Avalanche vs. John Crystal
5) WCW Executive Board Meeting: Reinstatement of Ric Flair
6) Johnny B Badd vs. Rip Sawyer
7) Arn Anderson & Col Parker Interview
8) Blue Bloods vs. Tim Horner & Brad Armstrong