Cena expects, wants anti-Cena crowd in Chicago
Jul 12, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
The Chicago Tribune is featuring an interview with WWE Champion John Cena who talks about expecting a very hostile crowd this Sunday in Chicago, Illinois at the Money in the Bank PPV where he will defend his title against CM Punk.
“Chicago fans greeted me with a ‘(Expletive) you, Cena’ chant. Chicago fans cheer and boo who they want. They’re great fans whether they like me or not. They show you how they feel. I don’t like crowds that sit on their hands. CM Punk is truly very proud of his city, and I think the city embraces him for it. He wears the Chicago flag on his trunks. Whether it will be more anti-Cena or more pro-CM Punk, I think it will really be great.”
Cena also discusses the frustration of how WWE operates in the storyline involving CM Punk and how others like MVP voice a similar opinion before moving on.
“Here’s a guy (Punk) who literally is a pure-bred wrestler, who loves the business and loves being able to go out and compete. I can understand his frustration. But you can’t ignore the attraction of The Rock being involved. I know he’s not going to leave wrestling. He’s leaving WWE. There’s a difference. CM Punk doesn’t feel he’s been treated properly in WWE. We’ve had this problem before. MVP was another one who felt he wasn’t treated well and has gone on to have a prolific career in Japan. Same with A-Train. I have more respect for a guy who leaves the company to better himself in another territory. But all roads lead back to Rome. If you’re successful, you’ll find your way back.”
Thanks to Maurice Andrews for sending word.