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John Cena spoke to Virginia’s HamptonRoads.com this week to promote WWE’s upcoming Tribute to the Troops special. Here are some highlights.

Pro Wrestling & Patriotism Going Together:

“You know what, I don’t know. At the root of the good-vs.-evil story is what America is all about.”

Meeting Members of the Military:

“It’s kind of backwards. Every one of them wants to thank us, but we’re there to thank them. It’s a mutual respect.”

What It’s Like Performing for the Troops:

“The energy is crazy. They like to get excited. We encourage them to take a night off and come to the event and be exactly the fans that they want to be.”

Almost Joining The Marines Before Getting Into Wrestling:

“I was literally about to join the Marine Corps (Officer Candidate School) when a buddy asked me if I wanted to be a wrestler. I thought I would literally last two weeks in there and the Marines would always be there.”

  • Tombstone

    @Shay R. That speaks volumes about your intelligence—or lack of.

  • thebeast

    look like someone been watching too much tv

  • Shay R.

    Aww, I like @Keith and Jerk Factor’s comments :D

  • StudDog

    BTW————-SEMPER FI!!!

    That one goes out to you Keith.

  • StudDog

    @Jerk Factor
    Frankly the Marine would have been proud to have him! But I think he does more good being the man he is now.

  • Tombstone

    @Keith Learmonth

    That is about the dumbest statement you have made yet. And considering some of your past comments, thats really saying something.

  • RPM

    what
    they make more money overseas then in america..

  • Keith Learmonth

    Pro wrestling and patriotism shouldn’t be linked. All that does is damages WWE’s standing as a global company, when they are catering only for american interests.

  • Jerk Factor

    I wish Cena had of joined the marines…and stayed there.

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