Edge defeated John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2006 to retain the WWE Championship. Six days before the event, The Rated-R Superstar visited the Cena family home with his then-girlfriend, Lita. The segment ended with Edge slapping his rival’s father in the face and sending him to the floor.
“Vince McMahon thought that was the worst thing in the world. However, do you notice how much mileage they got out of that slap? ‘Cena’s down! Cena’s down! Cena’s down!’ And they just kept putting it on, putting it on, and it always shows up… I don’t care where it is, that slap has become ‘a hall of fame slap.’ Bang, Cena’s down.”
Watch the video above to hear John Cena Sr. discuss several modern-day WWE topics, including Goldberg’s capabilities as an in-ring performer. He also gave his take on The Great Khali’s Hall of Fame induction, Edge’s return, and much more.
John Cena Sr. enjoyed working with Edge
Despite Vince McMahon’s disappointment with the segment, John Cena Sr. still enjoyed receiving a slap from Edge on WWE television.
“It worked out well. It was fun. I had a lot of fun doing it, but yeah, that’s something that wasn’t choreographed, I’ll tell you that. It was that, ‘You’re gonna slap me in the face.’ And I can tell you this, when he turned around and slapped me in the face, no choreography there, man, I took it.”
John Cena Sr. also appeared in a WWE storyline in 2007 during John Cena’s rivalry with Randy Orton. Cena’s father lost a singles match against The Viper on the September 17, 2007 episode of RAW.
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