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Wrestling legend John Cena stunned fans with a pitch to hold WWE’s biggest live occasion Westlemania, the so-called “Super Bowl of wrestling” that has actually never ever occurred beyond North America, in London.

WWE brought its premium live occasion called Money in the Bank to London’s O2 arena on Saturday, in its 2nd significant occasion in the U.K. in the in 2015.

Cena, a 16- time world champ in WWE and now Hollywood motion picture star, surprised fans with a look at Money in the Bank, after a near three-month lack.

The crowd appeared as his telltale entryway music hit, however Cena got here not to combat– however to pitch to hold Wrestlemania in London.

“It’s not up to me, it’s up to the decision makers. They don’t necessarily know how to feel about London,” Cena informed the jam-packed O2 arena which booed at the idea.

“They think this is kind of a hostile environment,” Cena stated, to which the crowd responded with a louder chorus of boos.

“They think that sometimes you guys are a distraction. They even think that you guys try to take over the show,” Cena stated, to which the crowd cheered loudly in contract.

“You see that? They don’t know what they’re talking about. You are the voice. You are the heartbeat. You are not trying to take over the show. You are the show,” Cena stated.

“So I am here to try to bring Wrestlemania to London.”

The fans appeared in cheers again.

“Take a moment right now, let them see, let them feel, let them hear what WrestleMania is going to sound like in London,” Cena included.

‘Never state never ever’

Wrestlemania is WWE’s greatest live occasion and has actually never ever occurred beyond NorthAmerica This year’s edition was kept in California.

However, the WWE has actually wanted to do more of its premium live occasions, which take place approximately as soon as a month, beyond the U.S. This year alone, WWE has actually held such occasions in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico and the U.K.

The WWE imaginative procedure is thoroughly scripted. It’s uncertain if Cena went off-script in his remarks about London andWrestlemania However, the WWE is pressing into global markets and if certainly the remarks were prepared, it’s considerable that Cena was picked to provide them, provided his crucial status in the history of the business.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, primary content officer at the WWE, on Saturday stated that Cena had actually put him in an “unenviable” position concerning his quote to make the U.K. the place ofWrestlemania However, he did not shut the door on the possibility.

“So never say never for any of it. The intent is there. It is a lot more difficult than it appears, but the intent is there. And if there  is a way to get a lot of these international events done, we’re hell bent on doing them,” Levesque stated.

Talk of WWE’s leading live occasion in the U.K. comes at an intriguing time for the WWE, which is presently in the procedure of combining with UFC. Meanwhile, its start-up competing AEW is hosting the ‘All In’ live occasion at Wembley arena in the U.K. in August– a larger place than the O2 arena where WWE held Money in the Bank.

Last week, AEW CEO Tony Khan informed CNBC that, up until now, AEW has actually offered 65,000 tickets for the occasion, for almost $9 million.

“It’s the biggest wrestling event ever in Europe and in the history of pro wrestling only a couple of the biggest WrestleMania shows stand alongside AEW All In as the biggest revenue wrestling shows in the history of the business. And that show is still a few months away,” Khan informed CNBC.

AEW is WWE’s closest competitor and has actually poached a few of the WWE’s leading skill over the previous couple of years.