– SI.com has an interview with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena that took place last night at the Gillette-EA Sports Champions of Gaming Global Finals. Cena talks about his favorite WWE Diva, watching the Super Bowl, future WWE stars and his true favorite baseball team.
Regarding Sunday’s Super Bowl, Cena said it was the first time he got to watch the whole game in a long time. He was also happy with the game’s outcome and believes it over-delivered.
When asked about his favorite Diva in the company, Cena said: “My No. 1 has always been Candice Michelle. She understands what we do in our business. She’s an unbelievable athlete, works very hard and is unbelievably gorgeous.”
Cena also admits that his finisher’s name was changed due to WWE attracting so many children now. Cena said: “It was totally my call. It’s actually Attitude Adjustment. I realize that our audience has changed now and when I look out past the ring now I see so many children. Originally the FU was a pun in response to Brock Lesner’s move, he used to wrestle in the WWE. I never really called it that. It’s something I said once and the announcers picked it up. I know that kids are watching my every move and there are a lot of parents know their kids look up to me and I know a lot of people watch our program with closed eyes and I kind of live by the motto — “Hustle Loyalty Respect.” If someone is out of line, I think instead of giving them an FU, it’s better to give them an attitude adjustment.”
Cena names Cody Rhodes. Ted DiBiase and Harry (“DH”) Smith as stars people will be talking about in five years.
While Cena was spotted wearing a Tampa Bay Rays hat late last season, his true allegiance is with his hometown Boston Red Sox. “I was just trying to stir up a division rivalry that was dead in the water,” Cena said. “I actually went to Fenway Park in a Rays jersey and hat and I was sitting in the middle of Red Sox nation and I was answering Red Sox trivia all night long so my fandom is not in jeopardy,” Cena said.