By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A good wrestler, like a good rock star, knows his audience. Part of knowing that audience is knowing where they’re from, what they like, and what they don’t like.
It would seem that the WWE’s John Cena does his homework, and knows Philadelphia.
WWE Raw was live in Philadelphia on Monday night, and part of the show was a question and answer session with Cena and The Rock, the two wrestlers facing off in the headlining match at April 7th’s Wrestlemania. Cena lost to The Rock in the same match at last year’s Wrestlemania.
When Cena was asked what losing to the Rock again would be like, John Cena took aim at a familiar Philadelphia target, Donovan McNabb.
“Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb,” Cena said to the crowd to a loud round of boos. “Statistically Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback ever to put on an Eagles uniform.” More boos. “But Mick [Foley], listen to how the people in the city that he played for remember him. Why? Because Donovan McNabb could not win the big one. Philadelphia cares about its teams. Philadelphia cares and has passion. And with that type of passion, they deserve someone who can win the big one. If I lose on April 7th, I will carry the legacy of Donovan McNabb.”
McNabb, did not. Whether Cena does remains to be seen.