Cena: “blood is one thing I miss”
“Blood is one of the things that made fights cool. Like, you knew it had gotten serious. I understand why we don’t do it anymore…But, yeah, the blood is one thing I miss,” John Cena told Rolling Stone.
Cena displayed his animosity toward the youth-skewing product that his company — the one he’s been the face of for more than a decade — is pumping out:
I’m a 38-year-old man. I’d much rather it be a program geared toward me, whether that’s TV-14 or sometimes even more graphic than that, which is what I like. For one thing, profanity brought fire out of people with personalities that backed the language. It’s very difficult to say, ‘Oh, you’re being poopy,’ especially when they’re meant to be fighting words. And now, if someone starts to bleed, the referee intervenes to stop the bleeding. But before, you’d just let it fly. Blood is one of the things that made fights cool. Like, you knew it had gotten serious. I understand why we don’t do it anymore. Vince [McMahon] has been a coach to me, a father figure, a boss and a friend, and his goal and my goal are the same: to make the company be as big as it can be. But, yeah, the blood is one thing I miss.