John Cena Reflects on Brock Lesnar’s Dominance at SummerSlam 2014
John Cena, the 16-time world champion, recently opened up about his match against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014. In a conversation on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast, Cena shared his perspective on the match that saw Lesnar win the WWE Championship in a dominant fashion.
Cena explained that the one-sided nature of the match was necessary due to the momentum Lesnar had gained after ending The Undertaker’s legendary WrestleMania streak. According to Cena, a balanced match would have diluted the impact of Lesnar’s victory over The Undertaker.
“Brock is one of the most giving performers when it’s his time, and he will make anyone look great. But I remember Brock being like, ‘Hey you know, I had dinner with Steve Austin last night and we came up with this idea where I just start suplexing you and don’t stop. And then beat you.’ I said, ‘Yeah!’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ I was like, ‘Well, we both collectively agreed that you just beat the (Undertaker’s) streak. We will ruin that if we have a 50-50 match.”
“It’s not my night. How do you showcase the enormity of that win? How do we not waste The Undertaker’s streak? It’s not just Brock winning a match. It’s all those matches that he had to lead up to losing. If I go out and have a 50-50 match and he just sneaks over, we wasted all of that. But if you take that unbelievable feat with another unbelievable feat, now we have passed that energy. That is how you make someone and that’s how they can make others. And that’s how the business works. You have to be able to work together.”
In the same interview, Cena also discussed his recent feud with Austin Theory, which culminated in a match at WrestleMania 39.
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