John Cena opens up on his Firefly Fun House match with Bray Wyatt at this year’s Wrestlemania and what they intended to show through the clash.
John Cena is arguably the greatest WWE Superstar this side of the Attitude Era, although he doesn’t feature as much on WWE TV as he did a decade back. This however, makes his return to the ring, whenever he does find the time to do so, all the more special.
The man credited with the fall of Bray Wyatt during his run as the eater of world’s is perhaps ironically the same person who helped stabilised his presence as the ‘Fiend’. Especially after Wyatt’s momentum derailing loss to Goldberg within minutes.
It’s not just about giving Wyatt the 3-count but the manner in which it was achieved that has been the talking point. Cena failed to land a single blow during their Firefly Fun House match. Wyatt on the other hand, continued to toy with him psychologically.
The Fiend took him to a trip down memory lane. From his debut in the Ruthless Aggression Era to his eventual Dr. of Thugonomics gimmick, to his eventual split with Nikki Bella and several other failures and insecurities. And for some reason, he donned the NOW shirt too.
The 16-time World Champion has now spoken on the match calling it ‘something you can go back and watch and enjoy’.
John Cena opens up on his Firefly Fun House match with Bray Wyatt
“I’ve had many experiences and many stories in WWE over my tenure there, and a lot of it has been embracing conflict and embracing the tale of good versus evil,” Cena told Sports Illustrated. “This isn’t the first time I’ve done something like this.
“For the viewing audience, it was the first time they’d seen a cinematic depiction of this, but this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen a conflicted John Cena character. As with all the opportunities I get in WWE, I never try to be complacent and I always like to push the envelope. This was an instance where we could do just that, and I think we put forth a product that certainly got people’s attention and got people talking.”
The match ended with The Fiend choking Cena with his Mandible Claw while his Firefly Fun House persona counted the 3-fall.
The Cenation leader acknowledged that the match left a lot of unanswered questions. However, the fact that it was open to interpretation and one could watch it over and over was what made it one his best efforts.
“It left a lot of questions,” said Cena. “It wasn’t just single-serving, it is something you can go back and watch and enjoy. Those are some of the best efforts.”
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