I'll be the first one to admit that I'm not a huge fan of John Cena's character. It's become almost cliché among smarks, but I say it all the time: I respect John Cena the person, but I can't stand John Cena the character.
He was mildly entertaining when he fully embraced his comical thug gimmick back in the day, but I haven't been a fan of any of the all-but-unstoppable super-face since I was a little Hulkster.
Jimmy Fallon, on the other hand, is one of my favorite "characters" on television today. Along with Colbert and Stewart, I tune into Fallon's talk show to stay up to date on the happenings in pop culture. And once every few months, we get a visit from one of WWE's biggest stars.
This time around, it was John Cena making an appearance to hype the Tribute to the Troops program and his pay-per-view match with Dolph Ziggler.
A few minutes into the match, Fallon brought up the fact that Ziggler had sent out the following tweet:
After reading this tweet, Cena gave his rebuttal. Now, given that he was on Late Night instead of Monday Night Raw, his tone was a little different than normal. He was being goofy, and he was being crude—standard Jimmy Fallon comedy.
I was blown away. If Cena cut promos like this every week on Raw, I'd be the first person to buy a Cenation t-shirt. It included references to fondue, Mt. Rushmore, a gentleman's slap, Questlove and even Ziggler's "manhood," both literally and figuratively.
Check it out for yourself. I don't know if anyone from Late Night assisted Cena, but it gets at least a nomination for promo of the year in my book.