Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with John Cena where he talks about his involvement on the card for WrestleMania 34 this year in New Orleans and how he could set a new record if he wins the WWE Championship at Fastlane on Sunday.
On his WrestleMania 34 involvement this year:
“I have never asked for a WrestleMania opponent. A lot of our performers get frustrated and ask, ‘What can you do for me?’ I just ask, ‘What can I do for you?’ They tell me, and I do it to the best of my ability. Even if it’s no one. What a great story it would be for me to miss and have to buy a ticket. The year doesn’t stop at WrestleMania, we do Raw the next night. Now imagine if this stalwart, this statue of the WWE now has to look inside himself and ask, ‘Do I still have it?’ after being left out of the biggest show of the year.”
If he thinks Vince McMahon would want him to be on card:
“Don’t put this past Vince. Vince is extremely smart, and the reason he is so successful is his ability to see beyond what is immediately in front of him. A two-year or a three-year play would be smart.”
How he could become a record 17-time champion at Fastlane on Sunday:
“Fastlane will be a special day if all goes well. I know I’m not supposed to speak about this, but going from two names to one name would be a pretty cool piece of conversation. I have all the respect in the world for Ric. We have a great rapport with each other, he was the first one to congratulate me when I won against AJ at the Rumble. It’s looming, but this is the time where it may indeed happen.”