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John Cena’s China apology isn’t going over well in WWE

John Cena had to apologize to China for calling Taiwan a country in a recent interview to promote the “F9” film after he received backlash for it.

He mistakenly stated that Taiwan was the first country to see the movie. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast noted on Twitter that some talent are disappointed in him while the apology bothers WWE officials.

Zarian wrote regarding the feeling in WWE, “The apology bothers them because they didn’t issue it. It was outside pressure that they have no control over… A lot of the chatter from non executive level status was negative. Personally I don’t know what the boards opinion was but I have heard it’s not positive”

This comes at a time where WWE had talked about trying to bring Cena back for the July 16th episode of SmackDown when the company resumes touring.

On a related now, JBL, who helped Cena become a top star for WWE by putting him over in a WWE Title match at WrestleMania 21, did defend him:

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