Below is an interesting report from ABS-CBN News’ Gretchen Fullido regarding WWE Superstar John Cena’s comments about a possible Cena-Pacquiáo match.
‘Pacquiao will knock me out’ – WWE star
Posted at 08/15/2011 1:00 PM | Updated as of 08/16/2011 10:54 AM
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Nine-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion John Cena is known for his toughness inside the ring, but he admits that he won’t last against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiáo.
“I think it would be very quick, and the decision would be obvious,” Cena said. “Manny Pacquiáo will knock me out in the 1st round.”
Cena also said that if Pacquiáo ever enters the wrestling ring, then the WWE champion will have to work on his quickness.
“If Manny will enter the WWE, I would have to work a lot on my quickness. He is lightning quick,” Cena said. “So just give me a little bit of warning if he decides to (enter the WWE).”
Cena admitted that he was a big fan of the pound-for pound king.
“I have a lot of respect (for Pacquiáo). He’s done so much, not only for the Philippines. His popularity has transcended,” Cena said.
Cena was attending the WWE’s “Be A Star” red carpet event for their Summer Slam pay-per-view.
He will be fighting CM Punk in a match that will decide who will be the Undisputed WWE champion.
— Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News
That’s one thing I like about John “Super” Cena: he’s damn honest.
Yeah, I call him Super. Because WWE Creative always favors him in major matches despite the endless boos he gets through the years, thus disrespecting wrestling fans in the process. They still think that he’s the best. But I hate this idea that he’s the best… because he’s not. CM Punk’s the best… he’s the best in the world!
But that’s another story.
Let it happen: Cena vs. Pacquiáo! ASAP!