The Melbourne Herald Sun has an interesting interview with John Cena online, discussing his career and devotion to the business in light of a recent comment by Triple H in which he said that “This is his life, this is his wife, this is his kids. This is everything he is.” In response, Cena noted “I don’t have a wife, I don’t have kids and I certainly travel 300 days a year. So, well said, Triple H. This is my family. I certainly don’t have a back-up plan. This is all I have.”
WWE has announced that the main event of next week’s SmackDown will be The Undertaker vs.Vladimir Kozlov. If Kozlov wins, he gets a WWE Title shot against Triple H at the Survivor Series pay-per-view. Also on next week’s SmackDown, WWE United States Champion Shelton Benjamin will defend his gold against R-Truth.
During a recent interview with Dr. Keith Lipinski on the “Dr. Keith Lipinski show”, Kevin Nash discussed his decision on why he chose to stay in TNA instead of making a return to WWE. Nash credits his wife for making the decision to stay with TNA adding, “At one point I was 99.9% sure I was going back to the WWE and finish up. I talked with Shawn and we were trying to work out some storyline things of what we wanted to do. My wife looked at me and said ‘Why would you want to go back on the road when we live in Florida, you are ninety minutes away from work five days a month. If you do go on the road it’s only a couple days a month. You’re home, you saved your money, you’re beat up, I just can’t see you going on the road being on the road and doing 12-14 days a month with say Batista or someone like that working every night. I don’t see how you are going to last. The guys you work with know your limitations, they take care of you, and it’s not like that up there. It’s just the situation. You are going to cut your career way short.'” Despite having a comfort level with TNA, Nash said in speaking with his wife about the decision, things like the chance to work another WrestleMania were brought up. “I said, ‘Yeah but WrestleMania this–‘, and that’s when she said ‘I’ve been married to you when you were on top of five WrestleMania’s, you were miserable. I don’t want to hear it.’ I was just like ‘Okay.’ She then said ‘When do I get a vote? For twenty years I’ve sat around here and not had a vote on what to do with your career. When do I get a vote? I said, ‘You have a vote. You are 50% of this.’ She said ‘You’re an idiot if you want to go.'” The kicker was WWE wanting Nash to dye his hair and his wife calling him the “biggest sellout of all time” if he did it.
WWE Divas Maryse, Bri Bella, Eve Torres, Layla, Lena Yada, Maria and Candice Michelle all partied for Halloween at the Playboy Mansion. Candice told WWE.com she would be wearing her Marilyn Monroe costume, Maria was dressed as a bird of paradise and Layla went with a half angel, half devil costume.