It felt like it was hotter than 100 degrees at the Eden Roc hotel this afternoon, but nothing could have prepared me for the heat brought on by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson when he made his arrival to the WWE Press Conference kicking-off Wrestlemania events in Miami.
He was welcomed onto the stage with a roar of excitement from media attendees and a few lucky fans who scored seats at the press conference alongside myself and AccidentalSexiness’s wrestling correspondent Scott Fishman. The Rock is quite certain he can take down Cena, and I of course have no doubt, but Cena has been preparing for this match for a long time and won’t go down that easy.
I had the chance to talk to both men and as much as I’d love to say that I am Team Rock all the way, I can’t help but have some love for the man who is dedicating so much of his time to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While in Miami, Cena is hosting the Make-A-Wish Pizza Party for more than 40 wish kids and their families from the United States, Canada, and Ireland at Jungle Island.
This isn’t his first time making wishes come true, according to his intro at the press conference, this is his 300th. The man definitely deserves some admiration, even from a die-hard Dwayne Johnson fan such as myself.
Another big match up is the women’s tag team match between WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix and Latina beauty Eve against television host Maria Menounos and her partner Kelly Kelly. Beth was making fun of Maria after hearing she injured a few ribs during her current stint on Dancing with the Stars. While that is a bit of an advantage, I have no doubt Beth and Eve have the power to bring down Maria and Kelly Kelly.
I briefly chatted with David Otunga who was busy keeping WWE fans updated on the press conference via Twitter. He told me his fiance Jennifer Hudson would not be able to attend Wrestlemania on Sunday due to work commitments but to make up for it, she flew in 15 of his family members to be there for him!
Cheering extra loud on the big day? Their son David Otunga Jr! I bet the beautiful Ms. Hudson will be cheering from wherever she is for the extremely handsome and gracious Otunga.
Stay tuned for all the latest news going down here in Miami during Wrestlemania week! If you want to watch the full press conference, check it out below.
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