With an impressive record of 16 world championships, John Cena has achieved nearly everything a professional wrestler could aspire to in his illustrious career. However, there was a notable segment of the audience that despised Cena. This sentiment was especially prevalent during his “Super Cena” phase, which was characterized by occasional defeats and his seemingly invincible stature. It was this aspect that made Brock Lesnar’s dominant win over Cena at SummerSlam 2014 such an emotional moment for many disgruntled fans.
In an interview on Notsam Wrestling, John Cena shed some light on the now famous squash match against Lesnar. He revealed that it was Lesnar who came up with the idea while having dinner with wrestling legend Steve Austin. Notably, Cena was not only willing to agree to the proposal, but also believed it was reasonable.
Cena expressed admiration for Lesnar’s generosity as a performer, highlighting his ability to make anyone stand out in the ring. When Lesnar presented the idea of endlessly confounding Cena and emerging triumph, Cena’s response was an enthusiastic “Yes!” Lesnar was surprised at Cena’s immediate consent and sought clarification. Cena explained that both he and Lesnar acknowledged the importance of Lesnar’s epic win over The Undertaker’s unbeaten streak at WrestleMania. They believe a competitive back-and-forth would undermine that historic achievement.
By accepting Lesnar’s offer of a one-on-one match, Cena and Lesnar aim to maintain the impact of Lesnar’s victory over The Undertaker while also acknowledging Lesnar’s unprecedented dominance. This decision shows mutual respect and cooperation between the two Superstars.
Brock is one of the most giving performers when his time comes and he will make anyone look great. But I remember Brock saying, “Hey, you know, I had dinner with Steve Austin last night and we came up with this idea when I started to confuse you and didn’t stop, then beat you up. .” I said, ‘Yes!’ He said, “What do you mean?” I was like, “Well, we both agree you just beat the record. We’re going to ruin that if we have a 50-50 game.”
John Cena’s openness and willingness to put personal considerations aside for the larger story demonstrates his dedication to the art form of professional wrestling. Despite the mixed reception he received, Cena’s professional approach and commitment to storytelling cemented his legacy as one of the most important figures in WWE history. Naturally, fans also love to see Cena being brutalized.
In another part of the interview, John Cena also revealed what he told Austin Theory.
Sam Roberts has released a interview with the 16-time world champion on Monday. During the conversation, Cena compared Theory to Roman Reigns and discussed Roman’s early difficulties getting over his baby face.
I really tried to smash this house with Theory. Roman spent 10 years, eight years at the top, trying for eight years to get the light bulb to go out and be like, ‘I’m doing it my way. I will work with people they say, I will get my time, but I will be who I am.’
When I talk to someone like Theory, who has starry eyes and is 25 years old, he thinks he has a long way to go. You really need to start now, fail. Don’t just perform, fail, something like that and one day you will achieve. You should have about 85 moments of succotash suffering.