10 best mic moments of 2013

#10 “You’re not just a Superstar. You’re a philosophy.”

"To me, John Cena is a Disney character. He eats, breathes and sleeps WWE, but he’s the embodiment of a Muppet. It’s a lot of catchphrases, bright colors and t-shirts — its marketing. I’ve never been a guy interested in those things. I’ve been wrestling since I was 16. It’s about getting it done in the ring. You don’t owe anything to these people except your performance in the ring. I’m out there doing my thing and you’re lucky enough to be able to watch me.

“The people I grew up idolizing are completely different than who John Cena is — the outlaws of our industry: Terry Funk, Roddy Piper, Killer Karl Kox, Dick Murdoch, The Four Horsemen, The Midnight Express and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Those guys are all wild men. This business is built on wild men. I always wanted to be one of the cowboys who rolls into town, does his business and you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse of ‘em.

“I relish the opportunity to go out there and say some things I truly believe, and if anybody got mad about it, I don’t really care.” — DEAN AMBROSE