The following is an excerpt from an article at Slam! Wrestling:
In Toronto to pimp WWE sponsor Gillette and The Score’s new show, Drafted, Cena was asked to go back — way back — in time to 2003 when he had a Velocity match with Bryan Danielson, who was recently signed to a WWE deal and is expected to debut on the main show shortly, bypassing the company’s developmental territory in Florida. Also signed was another former Ring of Honor World champion, Nigel McGuinness.
Does the locker room talk about signings like Danielson and McGuinness?
"Certainly, if the locker room remembers that Velocity match a long time ago [see it on YouTube], they’re much more of the historian category than I am. We’re always happy to get any sort of talent. I think Bryan will be a wonderful acquisition for the program, as well as any of our developmental superstars," Cena said, protecting the company’s investment in Florida Championship Wrestling.
The Champ also praised the ECW superstar initiative.
"You’re seeing a lot of new faces on WWE programming," he said, agreeing that it was refreshing to see. "It really is. It is about time for it, I’ll be the first to say. If we’re going to carry this wave of popularity into the next five, 10, 15 years, we need our young guys, our new faces, to step up now."
Check out the complete article at this link.