Charlotte Flair and the Firefly Fun House discussed by John Cena.
John Cena is making the media rounds to promote the Fast X film which hits theaters this week. One of the media appearances that Cena has done was the live taping of Josh Horowitz’s ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast.
Cena was asked who his favorite female wrestler is and stated that there’s a bunch of talented athletes but explained why he’s choosing to name Charlotte Flair.
He touched on the relationship he has with Ric Flair and recalled Ric saying that if Charlotte is to win 17 titles in WWE, both him and John should be there for it. Cena got the opportunity to catch up with Ric and told him that if that happens, he will be there to shake Charlotte’s hand. Charlotte is currently a 14-time champion.
Man, there’s so many good ones now (female wrestlers). Like I said, there’s so many good ones (Cena said after someone in the audience shouted Rhea Ripley’s name). I do like the legacy that Charlotte (Flair) is creating for herself. I know Ric Flair had said something about if she were to win a 17th championship, we should be there, both to shake her hand and I got to see Ric recently and tell him that if that happens, we will both be there because I think that’s tremendous. I’m not shortchanging anybody else but just because I know and love Ric and I admire what Charlotte’s done, that’s my connection to that moment so that’s why I gotta say her.
Back in 2020, Cena competed at WrestleMania 36 at the Performance Center in a Firefly Fun House match against Bray Wyatt.
Cena said that match is ‘kind of’ his brain child and creation. He enjoyed what was put together and thanked all who were involved because no one does it alone. Cena said he initially did not think people would understand it.
I did a unique piece of programming called the Firefly Fun House match, which was a giant exercise in vulnerability. I worked my ass off on that thing and I thank everyone who was involved because no one does it alone, but it was kind of my brain child and my creation and you wanna talk about looking in the mirror, that was kind of like a public look in the mirror and I’m glad we did it and man, I’m glad it worked. I didn’t think anybody would get it and I kind of did it for me because the pandemic happened, the events were weird but I’m really glad people understood it and there’s a lot of easter eggs in there too. If you don’t know, you can go back and watch it… I got to be in the nWo. That one and being a fan for WrestleMania and then jumping over the barricade and getting my ass kicked by The Undertaker was a pretty good one too.
This year’s WrestleMania was kicked off by John Cena challenging Austin Theory for the United States Championship. Cena reflected on his performance in the match and to read what he had to say, click here.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the Happy Sad Confused podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.