In an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, WWE and Peacemaker star John Cena discussed the importance of fans and some of his favoritte moments of his career. Coincidentally, one of those moments was when John Cena got to be a fan himself at WrestleMania 34.
“When we tune into sporting events, why are we on the edge of our seats?” Cena asked rhetorically. “Because the audience is going crazy, there is tension in the air that’s palpable and you can feel it. So I just always wanted the arena to be rocking. And everyone expects and shows up with high energy and for me to go out there apathetic or wanting to be somewhere else isn’t fair to all those fans. Hell, I’ve been a fan. I was crushing beers before I got whacked down by The Undertaker. So I’ve been a fan. That was one of my favorite experiences of all time.”
At WrestleMania 34, John Cena spent a bulk of the show in the stands before confronting Elias and then having a quick match with The Undertaker, which Undertaker won.
“I remember when they were like, ‘yeah, we want to put you out there from like, 8:06 to 8:17’ and I was like, ‘no. I’m going when doors open,’” Cena said. “I went out at 3:00. And I watched like three hours of WrestleMania. And they were like, ‘you’re going to get mobbed,’ and I was lik,e ‘I’m going to get mobbed only for as long as it takes to meet everybody.’ And I literally met like three sections of people, and then everybody chilled.
“I made great friends with some people who traveled from Australia, people who traveled across the U.S., buying each other beers, literally, I crushed like three tall drafts before they told me Undertaker was there and I had to hop the barricade and go wrestle The Undertaker. That was a great experience for me because I got to be something I admire and something that I am. I got to be a fan, I got to watch it from the seats.”
You can watch John Cena’s interview below.
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