• Vince McMahon Wanted To Turn John Cena Heel For Huge WrestleMania Match
During an interview on The Pat McAfee Show, WWE Legend John Cena revealed that Vince McMahon wanted to turn him heel for his WrestleMania 28 “Once In A Lifetime” match with The Rock.
Here’s what the 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion said:
“I’m playing a character that, you know, like I said, a character of virtue, a character that started as a generic wrestler, and then morphed into this hip-hop persona, then morphed into this character of virtue.
To play the same character for a long time, that’s a challenge. I loved the challenge, I really loved it when like, early on, you know…I remember Vince toying with the idea of possibly turning me heel for The Rock.
The Rock and I in Miami, and I told him, like, ‘Hey, no problem, 100% I’ll do it, but just remember that this is so…we’re so deep in at this point, we can’t do it and then jump back because we’ll be sunk at both ends, so if we do it, I have to be the opposite of virtue, I have to be pure evil and we have to go all in.’
And from a believability standpoint I’ve always…you know, people always see me in uniform, go figure that. If you didn’t see me in a suit in WWE, you saw me in a ballcap, t-shirt, jean shorts, sneakers. You saw me in uniform because I want people to know that what they see is somebody they can relate to.
And [Vince McMahon] decided against [the heel turn]. It’s at that point, he was like, ‘Listen, I don’t think we’re ever gonna do it.’”
The Rock defeated Cena in the main event of WrestleMania 28. In the main event of WrestleMania 29, Cena defeated Rock to win the WWE Championship. At WrestleMania 32, Rock and Cena beat up The Wyatt Family.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Tag Team Veteran B. Brian Blair celebrates his 65th birthday today.
Most Golden Era fans will remember him as a member of the Tag Team ‘The Killer Bees’ alongside his tag team partner “Jumpin'” Jim Brunzell.
They teamed up in the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 till 1988, before they were split up unannounced and both Brian & Jim were used as ‘Jobbers To The Stars’ from that point onwards.
The team later reunited in Herb Abrams’ Universal Wrestling Federation as “Masked Confusion”, though still using their Killer Bees gimmick, only with a different name due to the WWF holding the trademark.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN BLAIR!