World Wrestling Entertainment has always been completely dominated by men, but women have recently started to become a bigger part of what WWE does. Look no further than Ronda Rousey. Rousey is one of the most famous female athletes on the planet, and WWE was able to successfully lure her away from her mixed martial arts career.
Might WWE dive into the transgender community next?
WWE legend John Cena was recently tracked down by TMZ Sports and he was asked about a number of issues. While WWE abstained from pitting male fighters against female fighters for a long time, the organization recently embraced intergender matches one again.
TMZ asked if Cena believes there should be more man vs. woman WWE matches in the future, and he replied, “I just had a wonderful intergender experience with my bride-to-be at Madison Square Garden. So, I guess if I can be involved in it, so can anybody else.”
Cena and fiance Nikki Bella recently defeated Elis and Sonya Deville at the WWE live event in New York City earlier this month. Cena and Bella were the pre-match odds-on favorites (yes, you can actually bet on the WWE), and they came through in the end.
When asked what he thinks of the new twist, Cena said, “Of course I am (a fan of intergender matches). I think any story is a good story as long as they’re presented in a decent light.”
The TMZ reporter then asked Cena whether he believes a transgender fighter could be next.
“I’m a storyteller, my friend, and that’s what we do in WWE. And it’s not segregated to sex, race, creed, religion, any of that. So as long as the story is good, it belongs in WWE.”
Cena was in a loquacious mood, as he also touched on the potential rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The two are rumored to be on the verge of a rematch in the Octagon, but Cena was asked about how the two would fare in a WWE format.
Cena added, “Floyd has been in a WWE ring before and he did quite well. And I’ve said Conor would do quite well, so it seems like a decent combination, right?”
If the eventual Mayweather-McGregor UFC fight is as remotely successful as the boxing match, perhaps the notion that we could see a third round in WWE isn’t all that far fetched.