As reported last week, WWE champion John Cena was involved in an incident on Memorial Day morning with TNA star Ron Killings. The confrontation took place at around 7:15 a.m. ET at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Cena was heading to Toronto for a RAW taping and Ron was heading to Orlando for an iMPACT taping.
Angry over a video promo that attacked Cena personally; the WWE Champion approached Killings and got in his face to exchanged words with him. Witnesses reported the confrontation to be very heated and tense. Fortunately a fight between the two did not break out because it would have been a P.R. nightmare if the WWE champion would have lost to a TNA mid-carder. Not to mention the effect it would have had on John Cena traveling, since it is likely he would have been banned from flying for several months.
Killings told TNA that he was mad at Cena because he was an authentic rapper who use to dance and rap for major acts. However; when he brought the â<80><9c>rap gimmickâ<80> to WWE (WWF) it went nowhere which eventually lead to his release.