Alberto El Patron recently spoke with Chair Shots to the Cranium and discussed working with John Cena and CM Punk, Paige’s in-ring retirement and more. Below are the highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.
On working with John Cena:
“John Cena is fantastic, seriously. I hate when people don’t give Cena the credit he deserves. These days, unfortunately, some fans – not all the fans, but some fans – they think just because you can do 1,000 moonsaults and you can do spot after spot, they think that’s pro wrestling. That’s not real pro wrestling. … If you can create that magic because you have the skills to take fans on a roller coaster of emotions, that’s real pro wrestling, and there’s no one better than Cena. I learned so much from him. That part about going out there having fun, hearing the crowd and trying different things to have a great match and entertain them. I always enjoyed my time in that company in those matches with him.”
On CM Punk:
“I remember one [match] with CM Punk in Japan. Seriously, it was a masterpiece. We got there, we were jet legged, I went out the night before with some friends. [Laughs] And then the next day we had a full house, packed building! The vibe in the building was amazing. Punk and I are really good friends. I have nothing but respect for everything he’s done in his career and his MMA career. Because it takes a lot of guts, you have to be a real man to take that challenge to go inside the cage and fight.”
On Paige’s in-ring retirement:
“Well to be honest my friend, I closed that book a long time ago. I wish nothing but the best to Paige. It’s too bad she cannot wrestle anymore. Cause like you just said it, she has a lot of talent. I remember saying this once, she could have been the most successful Diva of all-time, but things happen.”