Buff Bagwell Talks About John Cena, CM Punk, TNA, His New Career & More

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Buff Bagwell recently appeared on The Shoot radio. Here are some of the highlights:

Thoughts on John Cena:

“I don’t think he’s a Rock, I don’t think he is a Sting, I don’t think he is a Goldberg, I don’t think he is a Stone Cold. But i think he’s bigger than a Buff Bagwell. I really do. Now mainly because of the way they’ve pushed him i give him credit than being bigger than me. When you lay out the facts, no he’s not as big as The Rock, no he’s not as big as Stone Cold, no he’s not as big as these other guys i’m talking about. Then again, you give me the same push i think i would be just as big as John Cena. He’s not that cornerstone guy. He’s not that super mega superstar that The Rock has become. He’s not that super mega superstar Stone Cold had become. He’s just WWE’s number one guy and with a little bit of help, a lot of guys could be that guy. He’s just got the look, he’s got the ability, and he was at the right place at the right time to be their poster child.”

Thoughts on CM Punk:

“He’s too small. That’s why they kept him and The Rock as far apart as they could until they had to wrestle because when you really stand Rock against CM Punk in the ring. They just don’t look like it fits. You’ve got a 260 pound guy in The Rock down to a buck 80-85 CM Punk. Nothing against being a buck 85 but you know TNA’s got a division called the X Division for guys like that. I think that’s a good thing to have, but as far as being the World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk should not be. He’s not big enough, he don’t look the part. He’s heard, i bet if you ask him and he told the truth, he’s heard a million times wow you’re not as big as i thought you were. That’s not good for Pro Wrestling. You’ve gotta be big you know? to make it believable, to make it more realistic. I don’t think he’s that. He just doesn’t carry that kind of power.”

Does Buff think anything can save TNA?:

“No, i don’t think there is. That’s why i’m not mad they didn’t hire me. Hiring Buff Bagwell isn’t going to save TNA. Hiring The Rock isn’t going to save TNA. So why put out a couple more hundred grand a year when it’s not going to save the company. I understand their position but i still don’t understand keeping the show on television. Either shut it down or do hire a Buff Bagwell that may switch the channels a little more, may make something happen. It may make somebody want to come over. Then you got The Rock and Buff Bagwell, maybe a Goldberg on TNA. Now you’ve got some heavy players. You just can’t have match after match people going who’s this guy here? what’s that guys name? You gotta have name value and they don’t.”

“They (TNA) were at the Gwinett Center here about 6 months ago, and i just drove up there and walked in. They just ate me up and oh god you look great, looks like you haven’t aged a bit, you know all this stuff. Me and Eric did text back and forth and all of sudden guys started getting fired, it was the same ol story, TNA’s going under and it was over again. I just can’t imagine being in the wrestling business you’ve got Buff Bagwell living in Atlanta, you’re running a Gwinett show which is 20 minutes from my house. Why would you not have Buff Bagwell come in and get beat? Put me on TV, beat me, but why not put me on TV? People know me better than they know other guy they’re beating. So why not get a better rating and beat me. I’m not asking to win, I’m asking to be part of the show and help them build a product.”

  • Jose Velez-Martinez

    Wow. I’m sorry to say, Buff, you were never that good. No amount of pushing would even put you on the same level to hold any of those guys you named jock straps. As far as being a big man, I think that boat has come and gone. People want to see wrestling and it really doesn’t matter how big you are as long as you have skill. You lost any right to critique the business you failed out when you became a man-whore. Does your mother approve? Just wondering because she has always been in your business. :)

  • JsinsHead

    Wow. He puts himself right up there next to The Rock? You should put a more current picture up on the header. What a joke.

  • Michael F

    I had to call in right after that interview to point out just how out of touch with the industry as it is now Buff was being. During the interview he said he only watched the first and last segments. If he watched more than that he would know that going with big guys is what got WWE in the current rut they are in.

  • I dont know

    Someone tell this guy he is nowhere in the league of The Rock. It’s just funny how Buff compares himself to Rocks and Goldbergs of the world, while in the reality he is just an another long forgotten wrestler.

  • Jt Segur

    I’m sorry but John Cena is just as big as the rock was and stone cold was

    • Jt Segur

      and I don’t even like John Cena like that but at least I can admit it

    • Disgruntly

      Yes, but he’s nowhere near as intelligent, talented or witty. Sure, you can throw any dumb, muscled up jock in the ring and make him popular with the magic of TV, but the Rock and Stone Cold were ENTERTAINING to watch in the ring… and OUT of the ring. John Cena is like the Lennie Small of Pro Wrestling. He’s a big, dumb puppet. His “white rap” is atrocious and he needs to take some acting lessons when he isn’t busy pretending he was in the military. Putting a “spinner” on the World Championship belt? That’s what killed pro wrestling for me and I never went back.

  • LissaG

    I’m truly ashamed I used to have a crush on this guy……what an a$$hole. I watched his career from the jump and he couldn’t even hold Dolph Ziggler’s jock much less these other legends he is comparing himself to. Good luck with your new career, Marcus…..*barf*

    • LissaG

      He is coming off as a jealous, whiny brat…..pardon the pun.

  • Joseph Waters

    Sounds like buff is smoking on some stuff

  • Mike Crotch

    Buff Bagwell? Don’t get me wrong I like the guy and I grew up
    watching him since the early 90s but the dude has one big freaking ego.
    It takes balls to say CM Punk is not a top guy. You could put CM Punk
    in the ring with anyone and it will steal the show. Cm Punk also has the
    gift to gab on the mic. Buff will never be above a mid card talent if
    that. Notice how Buff always had to be partnered up with someone to get
    his name out there. Scott Steiner, 2 cold scorpio, the patriot, scotty
    riggs, Scott Norton and a few others. Buff never held or will ever hold a
    major singles title. He is a tag team wrestler whos glory days are way past him. He actually thinks he will help TNA boost ratings? hahahahahaha! TNA brought in Hulk Hogan,Sting,Kurt Angle, and many other world known names and TNA still blows.

  • The YinYang

    Dude this guy is out of his mind! I love it. American Males.

  • FlawlessRKO

    This guy knows nothing about professional wrestling…

  • Luis Suarez

    Lol yet I love how Punk has more success than this dude ever had. There’s a reason why TNA doesn’t even want him and they have everyone haha.