In an interview promoting The Suicide Squad, John Cena jokingly explains the small but subtle difference between the WWE and WWF.
John Cena identified the subtle detail that distinguishes the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) from the WWF (World Wrestling Federation).
Comparing the two pro wrestling promotions during a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Cena laid out the difference between them in his reply to a question from guest host Anthony Anderson.
“All we did was get the ‘F’ out,” quipped Cena. “We spent a lot of money on market research to just add another little bottom thing to the ‘F’ to make it an ‘E’.” Sensing some levity from the actor and pro wrestler, Anderson asked if the two are the same thing, which Cena confirmed. “WWF is the WWE,” he declared.
WWE was previously known as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the holding company for WWF when it was acquired by Titan Sports in 1982. Titan rebranded as World Wrestling Federation Entertainment in 1999, followed by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. in 2002. While maintaining that official name legally, WWE has promoted itself using its three-letter acronym for about a decade now. WWE is majority-owned by chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
A figure in WWE wrestling, Cena appeared on the late-night talk show with James Gunn and Margot Robbie as part of their push for The Suicide Squad, which premieres on Aug. 6 in theaters and on HBO Max.
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