• “Top-level WWE guys won’t admit, but all we are are theatre actors” – CM Punk
During a recent interview with ET Canada, current AEW wrestler CM Punk talked about John Cena working in Hollywood and the 16-time WWE World Champion’s acting skills.
Here’s what Punk said:
“I think a lot of people conflate the two. You see a guy like Dave Bautista killing it with this myriad of different roles. Dave can do comedy, Dave can do drama, he can do it all.
Cena has always been that funny guy. I always thought that behind the scenes, and I think anybody who has worked with him always thought it.
A lot of the guys at that top-level in WWE may not want to admit it, but all we are are theatre actors. We’re doing live theatre every Monday, every Friday, Thursday, Tuesday, whatever the hell the schedule is now. All that is is theatre. It gets you accustomed to improv and working on the fly.
I read James Gunn said that John Cena was the best improv actor he’s ever worked with. That does not surprise me in the least. We do it every week for decades.
When we transition to film, I think people are pleasantly surprised like, ‘Oh wow, I thought you were just going to be this muscled up stiff guy.’
I’m not surprised that John is killing it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 6, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1990’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Randy Savage vs. Reno Riggins
2. Jimmy Snuka vs. The Black Demon
3. Mr. Perfect vs. Jim Evans
4. Hart Foundation vs. Tony Burton & Bob Bradley
5. Ted DiBiase vs. Red Tyler
6. Dino Bravo vs. Kevin Kruger
7. The Big Boss Man vs. Tom Stone