CM Punk Trolls John Cena Following Controversial Statement

Published 05/26/2021, 9:07 AM CDT


If CM Punk ever had a bitter rivalry during his time as the WWE Champion a decade ago, it would be with John Cena whom he feuded with time and again. Much like The Iron Sheik still holds his rivalry with Hulk Hogan, CM Punk does enjoy pulling Cena’s leg every now and then.

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In a recent post on Twitter, ‘The Best in the World’ took a shot at John Cena, playing on the recent controversy surrounding him over calling Taiwan a country and the apology that followed. CM Punk changed his bio to “Taiwan is a country”. He changed it shortly after the tweet below was posted.

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John Cena was touring to promote Fast and Furious 9 and in one particular interview in China, he mistakingly called Taiwan a country, which blew outrage on Chinese Social media. This in light of the sensitivity of the topic which is why the star got severe backlash for his comment. 

He later issued an apology in mandarin, in which he made a lot of errors as well which further fueled the outrage. “I did many, many interviews for Fast & Furious 9, and I made a mistake during one interview,” Cena said, in the apology released on the Weibo platform. “I must say, which is very very important, that I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry for my mistake. I apologize.”

His apology was also met with criticism which leaves Cena in no man’s land and he will probably have to lay low on the topic until the situation dies out. 

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John Cena has been linked with a return back to WWE

Before this news broke out, the 16-time World Champion was linked to a massive return to WWE. Cena missed out on WrestleMania 37 earlier this year due to his filming commitments and turned down all ties to a return. However, he recently hinted at a possible comeback after mentioning that he did want to be back between the ropes. 

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: John Cena wins his match against the Miz at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

There were also reports that WWE was working to bring John Cena back in time for the live shows that will be resuming from July 15 this year, and we could see him chase the all-time record for most World Championships held in WWE history.

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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