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Old 11-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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John Cena Quits WWE to Pursue MMA Career; Wants Bautista Fight

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John Cena has officially blown off the WWE, by not fulfilling his “WWE PPV Survivor Series” obligation as a referee. Following the stint, Cena was announced fired by Wide Barret. The 33 year old former body builder has recently explained that he will now be looking to become a top MMA fighter. Cena says he may not have the same combat experience as his successful predecessor Brock Lesnar but he does have the drive to become great.

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“I wasn’t that good a rapper, but I hustled and got a deal. I wasn’t that good of a wrestler, but I earned respect and became a champion. Now I look to take all of that and become the best cage fighter I can be.”

When asked his thoughts on a possible match-up with Dave Bautista in the Strikeforce promotions, Cena confidently said this.

“I retired him [Bautista]. I beat him while wrestling and I think I can beat him in the cage. I’d like to see if we can get that put together. I’m not an old man, but time is of the essence.”

Not sure that a defeat in professional wrestling should be considered as means to a successful win in MMA, but I’m assuming perhaps he meant in the athletic department. Is Cena taking an MMA career as serious as other Pro Wrestlers that had made the transition?
I don't care how bad he is, the UFC is going to sign him after, at most, 2 fights. He would be a gigantic draw and they know that. To let Strikeforce have him would be stupid. He could either be a huge success and stay in the UFC or he could get embarrassed, get cut and not be as big of a draw for Strikeforce. It's a win, win really. Plus the UFC HW division is dead so they need everything they can get.

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seeing as the whole being fired by Wade Barrett is scripted, I wouldn't say this is legitimate. There's been also no reports on wrestling websites about Cena leaving WWE.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have absolutely no respect for Cena at this point.

At first, he respects MMA but never wants to be a competitor in the sport, basically saying that he was too happy with the fame that he's achieved through the WWE.

Then he goes on record saying that he would never let his kids watch MMA, saying that it didn't particularly interest him.

Now he wants to compete.

Great. First, come off of the steroids. I'm not expert on the backgrounds of modern professional wrestlers, but I'm pretty sure that Cena has no collegiate wrestling background (I think he was a bodybuilder) and no serious credentials in any other serious training system.

I agree that the UFC will probably sign him after a few fights, but I think that there's a good chance Cena will just loose his debut and be done, especially if he signs with Strikeforce.

If he signs with Strikeforce, they can put him in with Lavar Johnson or Mike Kyle and let them kick the crap out of him.

Lesnar, at least, had some established athletic credentials. So did Lashley.

Bautista and Cena, have, between the two of them, zero athletic credibility.

EDIT: If this is scripted, that'd make sense. Then I'd just be annoyed with the WWE for being stupid, which is sort of like being annoyed at dog for pissing on carpet.
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I have absolutely no respect for Cena at this point.

At first, he respects MMA but never wants to be a competitor in the sport, basically saying that he was too happy with the fame that he's achieved through the WWE.

Then he goes on record saying that he would never let his kids watch MMA, saying that it didn't particularly interest him.

Now he wants to compete.

Great. First, come off of the steroids. I'm not expert on the backgrounds of modern professional wrestlers, but I'm pretty sure that Cena has no collegiate wrestling background (I think he was a bodybuilder) and no serious credentials in any other serious training system.

I agree that the UFC will probably sign him after a few fights, but I think that there's a good chance Cena will just loose his debut and be done, especially if he signs with Strikeforce.

If he signs with Strikeforce, they can put him in with Lavar Johnson or Mike Kyle and let them kick the crap out of him.

Lesnar, at least, had some established athletic credentials. So did Lashley.

Bautista and Cena, have, between the two of them, zero athletic credibility.

EDIT: If this is scripted, that'd make sense. Then I'd just be annoyed with the WWE for being stupid, which is sort of like being annoyed at dog for pissing on carpet.
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Yeah, it is just scripted man. He probably doesn't want any of your respect, or any of the money from MMA for that matter This thread almost got me going too, though.
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Yeah, it is just scripted man. He probably doesn't want any of your respect, or any of the money from MMA for that matter This thread almost got me going too, though.
I just think he's an idiot from his comments off script (the ones I posted were off script). I just find him irritating in general. So the venting was nice.

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I would not be surprised if he ended up fighting Bautista in a staged MMA fight on WWE

As far as if he where to join the UFC, which I dont think is ever going to happen, I dont think there is any way they could hype him up to the UFC fans after what happened with Brock, and I doubt he is even as good as Brock or has him college wrestling background to work with.
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I would not be surprised if he ended up fighting Bautista in a staged MMA fight on WWE

As far as if he where to join the UFC, which I dont think is ever going to happen, I dont think there is any way they could hype him up to the UFC fans after what happened with Brock, and I doubt he is even as good as Brock or has him college wrestling background to work with.
If Im a WWE exec this is not a bad idea....
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I have absolutely no respect for Cena at this point.

At first, he respects MMA but never wants to be a competitor in the sport, basically saying that he was too happy with the fame that he's achieved through the WWE.

Then he goes on record saying that he would never let his kids watch MMA, saying that it didn't particularly interest him.

Now he wants to compete.

Great. First, come off of the steroids. I'm not expert on the backgrounds of modern professional wrestlers, but I'm pretty sure that Cena has no collegiate wrestling background (I think he was a bodybuilder) and no serious credentials in any other serious training system.

I agree that the UFC will probably sign him after a few fights, but I think that there's a good chance Cena will just loose his debut and be done, especially if he signs with Strikeforce.

If he signs with Strikeforce, they can put him in with Lavar Johnson or Mike Kyle and let them kick the crap out of him.

Lesnar, at least, had some established athletic credentials. So did Lashley.

Bautista and Cena, have, between the two of them, zero athletic credibility.

EDIT: If this is scripted, that'd make sense. Then I'd just be annoyed with the WWE for being stupid, which is sort of like being annoyed at dog for pissing on carpet.
I think his athletic backround prior to wrestling and bodybuilding was football. Im pretty sure he played o-line at harvard or some other ivy league. I think most of these blown up, roid enhanced wrestlers will go the same way as Bobby Lashley, beating some complete cans until they actually fight someone who can last more then one round, then they will all gas terribly. It has been proven time and time again that dudes with that kind of bodybuilder type of body arent meant for mma. There are very few exceptions.
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