WWE RAW superstar John Cena confirmed on ESPN this morning that he will miss next week’s big “Monday Night War” edition of WWE RAW hosted by Bret Hart. Cena will be appearing at the college football Fiesta Bowl game next Monday night in Arizona to do the opening coin toss. The Bowl game starts at 8:00 p.m. EST, so he’d be unable to make it to RAW in Dayton, Ohio in time.
“This is a special opportunity for me,” said Cena. “It’s going to be really exciting. I can’t really go to too many games because I work for a living!”
As previously reported, there is still a chance Cena could appear on next week’s show “live via satellite,” but with the long awaited return of Bret “Hit Man” Hart to WWE television after 12 years, WWE likely has enough star power to combat TNA’s 3-hour iMPACT!
Cena also talked with ESPN.com today about his love for professional wrestling and sticking around the business. Here’s what he said:
“I’ve wanted to do this all my life. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Some people as a kid play baseball and basketball and then don’t get to do it for a living. I always wanted to be a wrestler.”
“I love my job too much to leave it. I’m going to stay as long as my body allows. My wife understands this. She was there with me when I had no money. Granted, sometimes she has to use a cardboard cutout of me at the movie theater to pretend we’re on a date. But she understands.”