Former WWE superstar Kenn Doane spoke with SEScoops.com and spoke about a number of controversial topics, including John Cena being the "Tiger Woods" of WWE and breaking up his engagement to Mickie James (which led to the demise of Doane & James' WWE careers), Cena trying to get Randy Orton fired from WWE, his experience in the Spirit Squad, how WWE has changed since he left in 2008 and much more. Here are some highlights:
Note From Kenn: "First and foremost before reading this interview if your going to say 'Your a cheerleader' or make comments of how I got beat in matches then your probably too uneducated and immature to continue so please hit the back button located at the top left of your webpage now. And now lets begin..."
When you were in the Spirit Squad, was there a feeling like this would brand you with a 'stench' that would be impossible to shake, or were you just happy to work with DX and Vince McMahon so early in your WWE career? "We always knew going into it that groups don't last forever and the best way possible to get out of that 'stench' so to say would be simply to fight each other or go back down to developmental and be repackaged. Fortunately Dolph had that opportunity, the other 3 got fired and I got brought back the following week as Dykstra. Spirit Squad was basically a group designed to bring back DX and that's it. We came in as badass cheerleaders that took advantage of a 5-2 ratio and beat up every tag team they put in our way. Except when it came to DX, no 5 grown men could ever beat 2 not those 2 lol. This is where haters will say "duh haha you got superkicked and pedigreed." But I'ma let them in on a secret. ITS F*CKING FAKE! I knew what was going to happen and I did because that was my job. That is equal to me saying haha you just got a stack of papers at your desk and now have to work more. People don't understand that this is a job. Nobody is really the champion of anything. It is a simple show that you watch and enjoy. If you were in a movie with Sly Stallone and beat his ass but then at the end he killed you would you be mad? Absolutely not you would tell everyone to go watch it. We make short action movies where in the end one loses and the other wins. So if you think otherwise then you didn't read my disclaimer at the beginning and you can hit the back button now."
What are your thoughts on fellow Spirit Squad alum Dolph Ziggler's breakout potential? "I think it's great and I am a HUGE Dolph supporter. I text him sometimes before big matches telling him I may do a shoot run in and help him win because he deserves it. I think if THEY let him above the glass ceiling he will be a big player when it comes to the future. We already know Cody Rhodes will get through the glass ceiling eventually for sure. His damn father is a writer. Nothing against Cody he is a great talent just saying it how it is. And as for THEY i mean the politicians in the top spots. Guys like... like.... whats his name??? (haters and nerds get ready here it comes) John Cena that's it. This man seems afraid of losing his spot and I never understood it because they are very high on him as we can all see but I guess when your at the top you must be afraid of falling sometimes. John is greedy in the ring and he is allowed to be. Very rarely do we see top babyfaces selling for anyone anymore. I think this is part of whats missing in wrestling today. I remember Bret Hart would sell for anyone at any level in every match, the reason being is if your babyface isn't in danger then why do we care to cheer for them? Steamboat did the same thing. But guys feel it makes them weak to sell now when in reality it makes people interested. If we watched UFC and nobody got hurt we wouldn't watch right? (a verbal yes will do fine here)"
Can you shed more light on your recent comments that John Cena wanted Randy Orton fired when you were in WWE? "It was the same night when Cena tried toughening up Carlito (which was absolutely stupid of Cena) he was pretty much bullying him because we all know if Carlito hit Cena and hurt him he would be fired plain and simple. But regardless once John calmed down I asked him what that was all about he ranted and other crap saying people need to hold their own weight around here and some how he got to Randy being suspended saying he is trying for Randy's release to send a message to everyone that they can all be fired just as easily. As for now I don't know if John is trying for Randy's release or not but if I had to guess I would say it is due to the fact that he told me he was before. This assumption could be wrong (meaning this could be false and not the truth) however John telling me in the past he did want Randy fired is true (that's true because he told me, see how that works haters?)."
Based on your recent tweets about your former relationship with Mickie James, it's clear that behind-the-scenes romance often winds up affecting WWE storylines. What is WWE's attitude towards wrestlers dating divas? "It depends on who you are, top guy like Cena can do what he wants but most of the time they try to f-ck with it like put you on separate shows and make one date another on TV. I think its a little sick joke but who knows really. I mean look at past relationships usually their on separate shows."
Since a return to WWE does not seem likely at this point due to your issues with the company's top star, are you interested in working for Impact Wrestling? "I get flown into TNA to try out. before my try out I see Dixie Carter and tell her thank you for bringing me in and I hope she gets a chance to see what I can do. We talk for a little bit and she ends the conversation with "ya know for a guy who got fired for a bad attitude I don't think your that bad" I'm like what! so i chase her down and say Mrs. Carter why did you say that and where did you get that information if I might ask. She said its all over the internet. So I do my research and find it all over the place that i got fired from WWE for a bad attitude. So now John and Mickie took my personal life, took my job, and left me with a bad reputation. That's real nice.
"Would i wrestle for TNA? if I could make more money working for them or equal to what i do now then yes otherwise it would be a dumb choice right? (verbal yes or head shake is suffice) Another thing people claim my timing is bad on this and maybe your right. John is going through a divorce right now and really wish him and Liz a peaceful divorce. But if anyone of you lost your job, personal life and then got stuck with a bad reputation your gonna honestly say you wouldn't do the same thing? lets get real people."
There's much more to the full interview, including:
- Kenn Doane ranting extensively about John Cena, Cena going crazy on the road, Cena breaking up he and Mickie James' engagement and what happened the last time he was face to face with John Cena backstage at a WWE event.
- How WWE has changed since he left in 2008.
- Name Association game with Vince McMahon, CM Punk, John Cena, Randy Orton & more.
The full interview is available now at SEScoops.com.