John Cena recently spoke with IGN at the NBC Upfronts in New York City. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
IGN: Is it exciting for you to have Shane [McMahon] back? That’s something that so many of us just thought never was going to happen.
Cena: I was in the company of the “never,” but I guess this goes to Vince McMahon’s old adage, “never say never.” It’s good to have Shane back. I think it’s a renewed energy in not only the program but the audience, as well. Shane’s been really proactive about showing a lot of new faces and I said for a long time that there’s a bunch of talent that was in NXT and it’s good to see them get their chance on WWE Monday night RAW.
IGN: Are there people you’re excited about getting to work with, perhaps for the first time?
Cena: Like I said, I’m very happy to just be back. I’ve got my eye on Big Cass and Enzo Amore. I think they ooze everything that it takes to be a WWE superstar. They have so much energy. Those guys and the Vaudevillains are the guys I’ve been tipping my cap to on the viewership side. I can’t wait to get in the ring and we’ll see what happens.
IGN: I wanted to ask you about Camp WWE. Is it fun for you to watch this completely different take on these larger than life characters you get to play on TV, yourself included?
Cena: Being so doopity! It’s awesome. And I think it’s just one of the reasons that people should get hitched on with the WWE Network. It’s more than just these network specials like WrestleMania and like SummerSlam. It’s programming geared for the WWE universe. You can see me, but you can see me in a different light on Camp WWE. They truly skewed more for our adult fans. I think it’s a wonderful show. I don’t mind being the butt of all the jokes. I love how they portray my character. I really think it’s a good thing. It’s something for the WWE network – to give our universe more value for the dollar.
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