Brock Lesnar and John Cena battled for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam 2014. Well, battled would not be the best word to describe the match, as Brock Lesnar delivered sixteen suplexes to John Cena before finally ending the squash match with an F5 for the three count.
In a new interview with Sam Roberts, John would explain how the match was put together.
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John Cena discusses his 2014 SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar.
Throughout his lengthy career in wrestling, John Cena has been involved in some of the biggest matches in the history of the sport. On most occasions, Cena would come out on top of those matches, thus cementing his position at the top of WWE.
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At the SummerSlam pay-per-view in 2014, Cena ran into the buzzsaw that was known as Brock Lesnar. Months before essentially squashing Cena, Lesnar had ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
In a new interview with Sam Roberts, Cena went into detail about how the bout was put together and the thought that went behind it.
“Brock was taken from OVW and pushed into champion immediately. I was given an opportunity at the beginning and then became an enhancement talent. Even when I re-identified myself as a rapper, I was an enhancement talent. I had a two-year understudy of, ‘this is your job. This is the story.’ Arn Anderson (would say), ‘It’s just not your night kid. The story is for this.’ I have great equity and my piece is to make this interesting. Brock is one of the most giving performers when it’s his time. He will make anyone look great. I remember Brock being like, ‘I had dinner with Steve Austin last night and we came up with this idea where I start suplexing you and don’t stop and then beat you.’ ‘Yeah.’ We both collectively agreed that you just beat the streak. We ruin that if we have a 50/50 match. It’s not my night, kid. Arn Anderson, in the back of my head, I hope he understands the influence he had on my wisdom with this. 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 he had to lead up to losing. If I go out and have a 50/50 match where he just sneaks over, we wasted all that. If you take that unbelievable feat with another unbelievable feat, now we have passed the energy, and that is how you make someone. That someone can make others and that’s how the business works, you have to be able to work together. You can survive and thrive by also being generous and being giving and working with others.”John Cena
Brock Lesnar is currently scheduled to take on Cody Rhodes at WWE Night Of Champions this weekend.
Cena’s last WWE appearance came at WrestleMania 39 when he lost to Austin Theory with the United States Championship on the line.
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