John Cena might be the wrestler-turned-actor ever destined to not quite be The Rock, but he’s certainly giving both careers his all. Appearing on Late Night on Thursday to promote [checking list] the new Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader (he’s hosting), WWE wrestling (stilPlaying With Fire (jumping from planes, fighting fires, and ’rassling adorable kids), Cena—stuffed impressively into a natty plaid suit—told Meyers that, while he’s “never going to leave the WWE,” he’s ready to transition from choreographed violence to even more choreographed movie violence at age 42.
But the grey area between in-ring wrestling and out-of-ring ’rassling, according to Cena, used to be a lot more, fluid, let’s call it. Prompted by noted Red Sox fan Meyers, who’d interviewed one-year Boston part-timer Sean Casey about an alleged incident between the two in a Tampa Bay hotel bar. Cena, more than happy to give his side of the story, explained how he’d been called over by both Casey and venerable Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to “say hello” at the Sox team hotel during the 2008 playoffs against the Rays, which, for Cena and the players at the time, meant getting hammered and daring each other to some mock-violence.
Casey—notable both as one of the nicest guys in the league and as a member of the Irish American Baseball Hall Of Fame—was, according to Cena, the tipsy
And, look, we don’t know before what game this allegedly occurred, how late (or how drunk) everytALCS stats for Casey (0-2, two strikeouts in the series), and Wake (0-1, 16.88 ERA) and make a case that John Cena is 100 percent to blame.
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