John Cena Says London Should Host WrestleMania In 2015, Mentions “Heel” During Promo (Video)

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After successfully defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio at Friday’s WWE live event in London, England, spoke on the microphone and remarked that the city deserves to host 31. He then suggested that it take place at a nearby “big ass” stadium—implying Wembley Stadium. The 14-time world champion also addressed his critics, which led him to utter the term “heel.”

“Sounds like there’s a lot experienced members of the WWE Universe in the crowd tonight. Sounds by the tone, there’s a lot of grown men in the crowd here in London tonight. I gotta feeling these are the same grown men that bring their girlfriends, their wives and their families all the way across the pond and make just a loud noise at our WrestleMania events,” Cena says in response to the audience members who booed him.

While surveying the crowd for frequent WWE event-goers—who generally boo Cena—he states, “WrestleMania veterans…you are grossly outnumbered. I bet you guys came to this building tonight thinking, “This is the night that John Cena is gonna turn heel.” Ah-ah, no way. Not gonna happen.”

Moments later, he continues, “This is the night that John Cena is going to come back to London, see a bunch of super-excited fans, all the way up to the sky! And tell them that they were so loud tonight I could’ve sworn on my heart that every single one of you had been to WrestleMania because this is the noise I hear in that building and for that I thank you.”

  • Guest

    Yes! England deserves a WrestleMania… It would 100% sell out, not to mention everyone already knows the UK crowd would be on fire that night… Barret to win the WHC also? Would just be immense!

    • Andrew Campbell

      It wouldn’t be the 100% sellout you’re expecting it to be. When I’ve been to WWE live events and tapings here over the past few years, the side of the arena that is off-camera is pretty much empty. Not TNA empty, but not exactly full either.

      If they can’t sell out a 12-14,000 seat arena, then they’re not selling out a 80,000+ seat stadium like Wembley.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        Um, look back at every other Wrestlemania. Just because the “weekly” centers/arenas dont sell out all of the time doesn’t mean they dont fill the stadiums they host WM in. There’s no doubt at all that Wembley would sell out for WM. And they’d do it in less than a day.

        • Jamie

          Wrestlemania is a different ball game, that would sell out so fast in UK, same way it does in US, they all know how garbage Raw is, but the name WM goes a long way.

        • Andrew Campbell

          Wrestling isn’t 1/8th as popular here as it was 13 years ago. If we’re talking Attitude Era, they would sell it out in a day no problem. But you’re kidding yourself if you think 2013 WWE would sell out Wembley Stadium in a day.

          Their best bet at selling it out would be if a s***load of worldwide fans flew over to attend, as JamieEvsxx said.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Wouldnt matter if they were local or worldwide. They’d sell it out in a day, period.

          • Andrew Campbell

            If they don’t sell out ‘Mania in a day in the US, then how would they sell it out in a day in another country. You’re drunk.

            It even takes the NFL a couple of months to completely sell out their Wembley games, and the NFL is a heII of alot bigger here than the WWE is.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Is that a serious question? Think about it. Wrestlemania in London. The first WM overseas. In London. A city with 8 million people in it. 28 different ethnic groups with at least 20k people in them. One of the most visited places on Earth. Did I mention it would be the first WM overseas? And trying to compare some regular season NFL game to Wrestlemania? Seriously?

          • Andrew Campbell

            I live in London, so I don’t need a history lesson on it lol.

            And I’d much rather see an NFL regular season game at Wembley over a present day Wrestlemania anyday, unless the Jags are playing in which case I would rather see ‘Mania.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Perspective:

            Miami = 2.5 million people. Not overseas. Sold out in less than 24 hours.

            Yes, the main attraction was Rock vs Cena. However, a bigger attraction, without a doubt, would be the “first ever” Wrestlemania held overseas. In London no less.

            It doesn’t matter if YOU prefer an NFL regular season game over Wrestlemania. There are millions upon millions that would prefer Wrestlemania over any NFL game. The bottom line is that Wembley stadium would sell out faster than any other arena that’s hosted Wrestlemania has. And I’d put every dime I have on it.

          • Andrew Campbell

            You’re missing the point though. I actually live here. If you ask random people on the street about WWE, they either 1) wouldn’t know what you’re talking about, or 2) they would refer to it as WWF and therefore hadn’t watched since the Attitude days. Mention Punk or Bryan’s name to anyone and they wouldn’t know what the heII you’re talking about.

            It’s NOT popular at all over here. Yes, WWE does fairly well on their European tours but they’re not filling 80,000+ seat arenas around the country. You’re right about there being a certain attractiveness from a marketing perspective about holding a ‘Mania in London but that’s no good to WWE if they don’t have the fanbase. Wrestling fans are a very small minority in the UK. Yes, you may get a couple thousand European’s travelling in to attend, but expecting to fill the bulk of the stadium with fans flying all the way over from the US is completely unrealistic.

            Fact is that WWE is not the juggernaut that the NFL or the Olympics is, regardless of what wrestling fans want to believe. And I guarantee you there are millions upon millions that would rather see the NFL than WWE, and I am one of them.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            They’ve failed to sell out any NFL game at Wembley to this point. NFL is nowhere near as big overseas as you seem to think it is.

            Again, Miami sold out in a day with roughly a quarter of the population in a city that’s not a “wrestlng” city. Sure, most of the fans were travelers but guess what? Tons of them were from your neck of the woods. You don’t think those people would cram Wembley? Not to mention the ones from other countries closer by than the US.

            Fact is, Wembley wouldn’t need Americans to sell it out. There wouldn’t have to be one single American there. It’d sell out regardless.

            It’s unfortunate this isn’t actually happening. Not to prove anyone right or wrong per say but so that you would see that wrestling is actually a bigger deal outside of the US.

          • Andrew Campbell

            The tons from “my neck of the woods” you’re referring to were probably only a couple of hundred UK fans. That’s hardly tons now is it? A couple hundred die-hards won’t fill Wembley.

            I never said the NFL was huge overseas, but atleast it has enjoyed some nice significant growth in the UK over the past few years unlike the WWE and wrestling in general which has been in serious decline over the last decade.

            You’re giving wrestling too much credit because we’re so close to it, but WWE isn’t nearly as bigger deal as you claim, heII it’s not even a big deal in the US right now and hasn’t been in a very long time. I go to live events/tapings each year and the arenas get emptier than the year before.

            Of course you’d think wrestling is bigger than it actually is because, like me, you’re a fan but in reality most people outside of our little bubble that is the wrestling world couldn’t give a s*** about wrestling.

      • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

        see I think it’d be different for Mania simply because people from around the world go to the states to watch Mania, so not only is there going to be English fans but there will most likely be fans from around the world, so there’s a possibility that it could do well if it ever came to the UK…=P

        • Andrew Campbell

          Yeah, their best bet at the show succeeding is if a load of fans from around Europe travel in to attend. Still not sure they’d fill the stadium though.

          • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

            I think that if they have no problem with selling out or coming close to selling out stadiums in America with all the American fans and other fans around the world then it’s highly likely that they’ll be able to fill out Wembley with fans from the UK and other fans around the world too…=P

        • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

          Preach baby gurl, preach.

          • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

            I’m preaching…xD

        • WCWPunk

          Jamie, you go girl~! XD

          • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

            I’m going…xD

        • Killthecrown

          On top of that, the UK is very easy to get to for people in Europe, with the Eurostar/Thalys. You’d have Germans, French, Dutch, Belgian andsoforth I have no doubt about it that WM would sell it out in less than a week.

          • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

            that’s a very good point actually…=)

      • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

        Here? You are English bro!?!?

        • rbbazza

          We sold out the olympics and we could sell out the stadiums as if they were a UK football match. Those that think differently are those who believe that America is the only land with fans for the wwe

          • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

            I’m not saying that but the truth is that it is called ‘American Wrestling’ by many Europeans, it is an American thing. I guarantee you if you asked 100 Americans if they watch wrestling then the majority would say yes where as if you asked 100 Europeans you will get a lot less saying Yes. America has a higher population than the UK, heck you could probably times it by 10 or something, with the fact that Wrestling is interweaved into their culture and travel wouldn’t be as far for them if it was in America, I would say that there is a higher chance that it would sell more in America.

        • Andrew Campbell

          yeah man.

          • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

            Never knew that after all of these commenting years…. I always thought you were Heath Slater’s replacement for 3MB…. I’m Andrew Campbell and I’M THE 1 MAN BAND BABY!

      • john

        i think it would sell seeing as europe is very close knight you’de have so many people from neigbouring countries flying or driving over

  • MOON CENA

    .. AWESOME !! .. London does deserve a WRESTLEMANIA PPV best crowd ever !! .. :)

  • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

    The only problem that I see for them from the business side is how the heck would the timezone problem be solved?

    • Oliver_Twisted

      Easy, start it at 1pm in England so it would be prime time in the US. Many moons ago the WWE/F held Wrestlemanias on Sunday afternoons.

      • thedoff

        The US is 5 – 7 hours behind, so 1pm English time would be 8am in New York and 6am on the west coast! For an English based pay per view to air live in prime time in the states it would have to start at 1am local time!
        The alternative is it airing on a slight delay in the states, but in this era of results being posted online instantly, wwe would never do that.

        • Oliver_Twisted

          You’re right, I was thinking backwards.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

    But bring it to Chicago right after, promise?

    • Seth Bob

      Yeah! Go to Chicago where maybe half of the roster can make it to the arena before being mugged/murdered!

  • MohammadAbulawi

    It would be awesome but when its 8/7C here in the us its 3am over there unless wrestle mania is going to be 12Pm here in the us then i dont see it working sadly ????

  • Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch in the corner of her man, John Cena Lynch as we go out to the ring in London, with ratings machine Claire in his corner. The tickets would sell out in 5mins after HOT SENSUAL Claire is taking over WWE.

    • Aperture

      No Claire, go home!

    • Seth Bob

      This parody account is the worst one. Could’ve been funny, but it’s terrible.

  • CONSUELA

    r u f’ing kidding me?? HELL YEA wm is a success cuz of the uk crowds anyways, imagine hosting it in their home turf?! o man i just jizzed

    • Aperture

      You are breaking character again.

      • CONSUELA

        no no doggy out you out!

        • Aperture

          That’s better.

  • superturbo

    “Sounds like there’s a lot experienced members of the WWE Universe in the crowd tonight. Sounds by the tone, there’s a lot of grown men in the crowd here in London
    tonight. I gotta feeling these are the same grown men that bring their
    girlfriends, their wives and their families all the way across the pond
    and make just a loud noise at our WrestleMania events,”

    Cena says in response to the audience members who booed him.

    ^Good God Cena just shut up and stop whining about being booed simply because you’re a babyface EVERYBODY has long recognized as being pushed down our throats 365 days in the year by Vinnie Mac who likes big muscular men being his company ‘poster child’ and face for far longer than he should’ve been. Last year and also going into this year’s Wrestlemania seems you didn’t listen to what The Rock was telling you; that real men who were WWE top guys like; Rocky himself, Stone Cold, Bret, Shawn, Undertaker, Triple H, Hogan, Savage, Flair, Guerrero etc. Never bitched once, about their role in the ring as a wrestler and active competitor, nor cried and complained to the audiences/crowds upon how they were received during their careers at all. they worked their butts off and won folks over with their characters and in-ring work and ability.

    Although you also bust your butt 24/7 for WWE Cena, your own work ethic doesn’t see you improving throughout the last 10 years so its not enough to merely say or whine about working hard in your case, but realizing fans dislike your bland unrealistic character and in-ring wrestling and have every right to complain about your lackluster appeal to older wrestling fans. The Rock already told you this earlier in the year and you clearly haven’t listened have you? Nor grasped the concept of shutting up and stop being so bloody pedantic and quit belly-aching on a role you can easily switch around if your told to do but deny outright doing it (going from Babyface to Heel etc).

    And yes to Wrestlemania 31 being from the UK at Wembley Stadium again. Fans have asked for a WM to be held there in the last 20 odd years since Summerslam of 1992, long before Cena tries to suck up to fans and grab some popularity by saying stuff we’re all well awares of, way before he even brought it up on a WWE house show while on the UK tour.

    • Seth Bob

      Another Cena whiner. Move along people, nothing to see here.

      • superturbo

        Whoa, telling it as it is is whining somehow? I think not lol. But please stay butt hurt by the truth pal cos most Cena defenders are either little kids, those in the ‘Armed Services’ (who he’s been marketed to as well) or 20 something year old wrestling fans with really no taste who automatically defend him because they lap up anything thats in front of them.

        If whining is telling it as it is! and you can’t take it, then i’m guilty as charged and damn proud of it. but what i’m saying is clearly better than some spoiled brat like yourself who says he can’t stand UK wrestling crowds at WWE events who chant more passionately than current American crowds who don’t support your boy Cena!

        • Seth Bob

          Butthurt by my other post. Lol.

          Yawn.

  • Jamie

    I’d love to see Scott Steiner work a crowd like that, PFFT the Gafffans!! F”’ing Sheeeeet.

  • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

    if Wrestlemania ever came to the UK, expect to see me there hyped up and all!…=D

    • WCWPunk

      Go for it Jamie. I saw Wrestlemania 24 when they were here in Orlando. Where Shawn Michaels wrestled Ric Flair. Epic match for sure~! yeah going to Wrestlemania is So Worth it xD

      • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

        that sounds awesome…=)…and even if it never comes to the UK I’ll definitely come to America sometime to watch Wrestlemania, no doubt about it…=)

    • Seth Bob

      USA USA USA

  • Seth Bob

    Please no. I can’t stand the crowds there. It would be a muted Wrestlemania for me.

    • superturbo

      Too bad, as no event is based around what one person like yourself thinks or wants. Crowds in the UK clearly are more into wrestling and cheer the WWE talent more passionately and boo more loudly at those they dislike (Cena in particular, *wink*).

      Wrestlemania 31 held in the UK would be a major success story. just like Summerslam ’92 was! Muted WM my ass. And quit bloody crying about timezone problems like a damn baby, seeing as other countries that get WWE programming and PPV’s have to watch it at all sorts of weird hours when its shown live and you don’t hear us complaining etc.

      Whine whine whine and more whining bobby boy, is that all you’re capable of?! Move along folks, nothing to see here move along now people.

      • Seth Bob

        Whoa, someone is butthurt. With that logic, no single person’s opinion matters, ergo what you think is also meaningless. Nice one!

        Look at my other posts, I didn’t whine about time zones. I record everything. Get your facts straight.

  • Seth Bob

    All these time zone problems…

    I’m just sitting here with my DVR fast forwarding advertisements and jobbers.

  • NXTNETWORK

    WM31 London, WM32 Chicago, WM33 Canada. WE THE UK DESERVE IT!

  • [email protected]

    lol,he’s such a sucker playin the simple minded wwe crowd like that with his..wait a minute, wait a minute, I can’t hear you? now act like trained monkeys and scream and hang on my every cheesy word as I patronize you, like I do with every crowd, every night, in ever city. I cant wait til he turns on DB and goes heel! gonna be awesome.

  • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

    Lol, here is where you are stupid… I live in ENGLAND… Which is why I am ENGLISH, I do not call myself British since I am in no way affiliated to being Irish, Scottish or Welsh… So please, feel bad, look at this and eventually dry your eyes from the sadness.

  • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

    well…this is coming from someone who actually IS from England, and people from England generally talk ENGLISH!…British comes under basically everywhere in the UK (so that’s England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland)…so therefore my friend, YOU are the idiot…xD

  • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

    We told him off, baby.

  • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

    yeah buddy…xD

  • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

    Idiot, I am not a freakin yank and this is why you will never run a business (one that is successful anyway), it isn’t about what is ‘fair’ in their opinion, it is what is best for business.