John Cena says WWE only wanted him in the crowd for ten minutes.
At WrestleMania 34, John Cena was in the crowd by the ring because the Undertaker had not answered his challenge. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Cena revealed he insisted he get a ticket for the show.
“Originally, they wanted me to go out in the crowd for 10 minutes. I said, ‘Absolutely not. I need a ticket, a physical ticket, I need a real seat, and I am going out in that arena when the doors open,'” said Cena.
Undertaker showed up to WrestleMania and beat Cena quickly. Cena said his moment was sitting with the fans and Undertaker was showcased in the match.
“My WrestleMania moment was to spend the time in the crowd and not do well in a very short performance, but I loved it because it got the job done. The focus was not me, the focus was someone else. Often times, we look at things so selfishly, asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ Well, what was in it for me was the chance to reintroduce a WWE icon," said Cena.
In the rest of the interview, Cena discussed his new YouTube animated series Dallas and Robo of which the first episode is currently free.
The full interview with Cena is available at SI.com.