During a Q & A at Orlando’s MegaCon on Saturday (May 26), John Cena got a chance to talk about something other than his relationship with Nikki Bella. YAY!
The subject of WWE’s third brand, NXT came up a lot. Seeing as he’s a Free Agent, one fan wondered if he’d like to work the black-and-yellow brand:
“I would love to be on the television show. I’ve been around the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown for a long time. I recently went to the WWE Performance Center and spoke to the NXT Superstars for over six hours in a forum like this where I answered their questions. I was so inspired by how hard they work and how hungry they are, that it made me want to perform with them. So, I hope one day to actually perform on an NXT television show.”
Okay, cool! So who’d he like to face? Seems Cena’s aware of some smack talk from a guy he used to work with that’s just recently arrived at The Performance Center:
“That list is quite long, but there’s a fellow who just arrived by the name of EC3. The only reason I would put him at the top of the list is because he’s been involved with WWE before and now he’s reinvolved and reinvigorated and revitalized, he’s got himself in good shape and he’s feeling pretty confident about himself and he made one fatal mistake. He said he was gonna finish me. Take me out of the WWE. And there’s been sooo many people who say that. So I would like to have a match with EC3 just to let him know that as good as he’s going to do, no matter how hard he tries, he’s not even on the same planetary scale.”
Say The Third Carter is off the table? A young fan gave Cena a choice between Adam Cole, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream, and NXT fans aren’t the only ones high on Dream:
“You know how like, in the Star Wars movies, the old Jedis can look at like the rookie Jedis and be like, ‘I think that’s the one’? I kind of have a weird, odd, Midichlorian feeling about Velveteen Dream. I think there’s something special there.”
High praise. There might be something to those rumors about Velveteen being on a fast track.
You can check out video of Cena’s entire Q & A here and here. Whether or not you watch all his remarks, let us know what you think about the prospect of EC3 or Velveteen Dream matches - on WWE Network, or USA, or Fox - in the comments below.