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John Cena interview brilliantly hypes Bray Wyatt match at WrestleMania 30

This is awesome storytelling.

With Triple H wrestling Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30 on Sun., April 6, 2014, in New Orleans, his weekly interview series with Michael Cole has been adjusted accordingly. Now, with two Wednesday interviews left, not including today, there will be sit down chats with wrestlers working "The Showcase of the Immortals" early next month.

The first is with John Cena, who wrestles Bray Wyatt in a straight singles match. And he's absolutely brilliant pushing the storyline between the two.

When asked if the match is just about Cena's legacy he responds with the following:

"I think it's protecting it. And like I said, my biggest fear is this loose cannon gains enough momentum for people to be hypnotized. I've openly said all the time: You want to buy into my stock, this is what I believe in. Work hard, you show up on time, you stay loyal to those who support you, you respect friends and enemies; that's my stance. By the way, I don't ever give up. Either you're in or you're out. I've never asked you 'hey, you either need to do this or you need to do that'.

"Bray is trying to shill this idea that those are just words. That all my sentiment, all my genuine passion for all this, is just false, and when the lights go out there's a bad Santa back there giving the Stone Cold middle finger to somebody. That's tough. That's tough to swallow, especially for somebody like me who breaks his neck and comes back in 25-percent of the recovery time, or destroys his shoulder and comes back in 25-percent of the recovery time, or has surgery on both elbows and makes sure to come back early because I can't stand being away from the ring. I don't refuse any challenge, I don't get frustrated with any situation. But what I fear most is all the sacrifices I've made to try to not win anybody over but just to try to get people to believe that 'yes, this is what he stands for'. So many times people say, 'Ah, I hate your character but I totally respect you'. That's it. That's my legacy. That's what I want. I don't agree with you, but I respect you. What Bray Wyatt is trying to do is take that respect away. Everybody talks about, 'Well, there's The Rock and there's Dwayne Johnson'; There's just John Cena. Bray Wyatt is trying to make John Cena some BS character and the belief and the respect will be gone. So all those opposed will say 'I told you say' and all those in favor will simply say 'why?' Then I'll be back at square one and have to start all over again. I've been here too long to have to do that."

Awesome storytelling. This match went from needing that extra something to being one of best looking matches on the card in the span of about three days, thanks to the work they did on Raw this week, hype packages like the one you can see by clicking here, and the interview above.


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