John Cena has revealed the unique and special nature of his Firefly Fun House Match with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36 means he holds the bout close to his heart.
Cena's character received a in-depth analysis and assassination in one of WWE's most self-reflective matches ever. The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic permitted Cena and Wyatt to create something with a cinematic element, something the duo seemed to relish.
What was presented was a critically-acclaimed piece of storytelling, and Cena has spoken about how proud he is of the special story he and Wyatt were able to tell, having been given no direction for the match itself.
Cena told Nick Harley of Den of Geek: "The Fun House match was something I hold very close to me, and maybe that’s another 45-minute interview for another day because that was kind of thrown in my lap at the last minute.
"And I remember specifically asking what a Firefly Fun House match was. And the answer was literally, 'We don’t know.' And in most performers that would cause panic, but I was just riveted by the open field that we could possibly create something special.
"And like you said, it took a lot of brave folks and a lot of hard work to make something that hopefully the audience understood. And at least if it reached one, we reached you and that’s good. And I’m sure in your critical television articles, I’ve been on the wrong end of an ass-kicking many times from you and that I totally understand, but I’m glad we at least got something you enjoy."