John Cena recalled how being part of the crowd at WrestleMania 34 ahead of his match with The Undertaker is one of his favourite moments.
Sixteen-time WWE champion John Cena has had more than his fair share of memorable moments in his career. However, one of Cena’s most memorable moments was getting to hang out with fans at WrestleMania 34.
During a recent interaction with Pat McAfee, Cena detailed why that moment ranks as one of his all-time favourites. The reason Cena rates that moment so highly is because, for once, he got to be a fan of the product as well.
“When we tune into sporting events, why are we on the edge of our seats?” Cena asked McAfee.
“Because the audience is going crazy, there is tension in the air that’s palpable and you can feel it. So I just always wanted the arena to be rocking.
“And everyone expects and shows up with high energy and for me to go out there apathetic or wanting to be somewhere else isn’t fair to all those fans.
“Hell, I’ve been a fan. I was crushing beers before I got whacked down by The Undertaker. So I’ve been a fan. That was one of my favorite experiences of all time.”
Cena further added he wanted to be with the fans as soon as they were allowed into the venue. He recalls being warned that he would be mobbed; however, he added he made some great friends in the crowd too.
And, as Cena himself put it, he downed three beers before his match with The Undertaker.
“I remember when they were like, ‘yeah, we want to put you out there from like, 8:06 to 8:17’ and I was like, ‘no. I’m going when doors open,'” Cena said.
“I went out at 3:00 and I watched like three hours of WrestleMania. And they were like, ‘you’re going to get mobbed,’ and I was like ‘I’m going to get mobbed only for as long as it takes to meet everybody.’
And I literally met like three sections of people, and then everybody chilled. I made great friends with some people who traveled from Australia, people who traveled across the U.S., buying each other beers, literally.
“I crushed like three tall drafts before they told me Undertaker was there and I had to hop the barricade and go wrestle The Undertaker.
“That was a great experience for me because I got to be something I admire and something that I am. I got to be a fan, I got to watch it from the seats.”