WWE News: Cena talks heel turn "gossip," changes to wrestling industry in Fox interview (w/VIDEO)
By THE Wrestling Times -
WWE champion John Cena appeared on the local Fox affiliate in Kansas City on Monday morning promoting Raw at the Sprint Center. Cena covered the basics on the WWE live event experience and also addressed an item on WWE "wanting him to be meaner," implying show more heel tendencies.
"That's just gossip," Cena said, brushing off the question. "There's some fans who - I guess because they've seen me be me for a long time - think there's a meaner side to me. There isn't. Trust me, I handle my business in the ring," Cena said.
Cena promoted his Hustle, Loyalty, Respect slogan, then tried to frame the anti-Cena fan response as people who disagree with HLR, which played to a very general audience watching the interview. "I really try to use my time on television to send a positive message. And we have fans from all walks of life - from 8 to 80 - and some will agree with it, some will disagree, but they have the right to do that," Cena said.
Cena conducted the interview outside and in front of the WDAF Fox studios in Kansas City, which prompted a question from the Fox reporter on how WWE compares to pro wrestling a few decades ago when live wrestling was taped at the WDAF studios headlined by Harley Race.
"It's a testament that shows how much our business has evolved. No offense to your studio, it's a beautiful place, but tonight we're going to be in the Sprint Center and it's going to be sold out," he said. "It's just a testament to show that WWE is still here, it evolves every day, and it's a wonderful program."