John Cena: Latest Rumors, Media Buzz and House Show Notes for Week of March 24

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2014


Romantic reunions, matches in the ring and even TV interviews on both sides of the Atlantic have been part of John Cena's life over the past week.

Jim Ross continues to hype Cena's forthcoming WrestleMania match, and even went out of his way this week to predict a potential winner of the match. And the praise for Cena has been well spread this past week, with the host of WrestleMania XXX, Hulk Hogan, speaking out about John Cena, too.

Let's take a look at these stories, and a couple more, as we break down John Cena's week.


A Total Divas Appearance and WrestleMania Promo Work

Cena was heavily involved with the most recent episode of Total Divas, with he and Nikki Bella reuniting their relationship at the beginning of the show.

It caused a bit of a stir on social media, as most things concerning Cena tend to do. Cena was also doing plenty of promotional work for WrestleMania XXX, and not just in the United States.

Cena appeared on LIVE with host Michael Strahan and guest co-host Robin Roberts, where he talked about a few issues ahead of the upcoming pay-per-view.

It was interesting to hear him call out Bray Wyatt so formally, and so vocally, with Cena saying:

Bray Wyatt is a young punk trying to come at me like I’m a old man, like I lost a step, like I’m a little show. On April 6, he’s going to find out when he walks into the ring with that scruffy little beard of hisit’ll be my pleasure to use that beard as a Brillo pad for these hands.

Cena then appeared on U.K. sports news channel Sky Sports News, where he gave the event some much needed promo work. It has been eerily quiet on the WrestleMania front over here in the U.K., which is strange, given how much attention it usually gets.

However, the presence of Cena on arguably the biggest sports channel in the country will have hopefully given it a bit of a shot in the arm. He certainly had a positive impact, and came across pretty well.


Praise All Around

Ross has been openly speaking on his blog about Wyatt vs. Cena again at WrestleMania XXX. He has been pretty positive about the match and he consistently plugs it as one that is not to be missed. One imagines he will no doubt end up being right.

This past week, he continued to push the match, and he generously referred to it as an "announcer's dream":

A fresh match with an up and coming new star vs. the face of the company is an announcer's dream. Wyatt vs John Cena is a match that certainly has my interest I think it will kick ass. I know it will be physical because that what two, former, college football offensive linemen do.

That is a pretty big claim from Ross, but no doubt he will be bang on the money, as he so often is.


Hulk Hogan has also opened up about Cena, claiming that if he ever steps back into the ring, it would ideally be against Cena. The interview, on Huffington Post, indicates that Hogan's preferred guy to go against is the Cenation leader.


House Shows

The WWE hit New York, Connecticut and New Jersey over the past week for their house shows, and Cena once again went up against Orton on a few occasions.

On March 23 in Connecticut, Orton defeated Cena inside a steel cage, before the same thing happened the following night.

That mirrors last week's efforts, and the fact he has been going up against someone other than Bray Wyatt and his family may actually work in Cena's favor. It would be pointless to have him feuding with Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan all the time, as it would not keep it fresh.

When it comes to house shows, the top heel and the top babyface need to fight each other. Right now, you could argue Orton and Cena are the two who fit those roles.