In an intriguing revelation during his latest Not Sam Wrestling podcast appearance, legendary WWE superstar John Cena addressed his unforgettable clash with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014. Notably, this showdown saw Cena suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of "The Beast," enduring 16 German suplexes and two F-5s in a lopsided affair for the coveted WWE Championship.
Cena, a 16-time world champion, dove into the rationale behind the structure of this match, elucidating on the significance of Lesnar's freshly minted accolade - breaking The Undertaker's legendary WrestleMania streak. Cena's argument hinged on the necessity of maintaining Lesnar's tremendous momentum.
In Cena's own words, an evenly contested bout would have undermined the magnitude of Lesnar's historic victory over The Undertaker.
Lesnar's Strategy and Generosity Revealed
He spoke highly of Lesnar's generosity as a performer, stating, "Brock is one of the most giving performers when it's his time, and he will make anyone look great." He also shared a fascinating anecdote about the genesis of the match strategy.
Cena stated that Lesnar had devised the idea of an unrelenting onslaught of suplexes over a dinner with WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin. Cena accepted the plan readily, saying, "Well, we both agreed that you just beat the (Undertaker's) streak.
We will ruin that if we have a 50-50 match." He stressed the enormity of preserving the sanctity of The Undertaker's streak and how the match's structure was designed to reflect this fact. Cena further delved into utilizing The Undertaker's streak loss to propel Lesnar's momentum.
He said, "It's all those matches he had to lead up to losing. If I go out and have a 50-50 match and he sneaks over, we wasted all that." As per Cena, the essence of the business lies in such moments where two extraordinary feats are coupled together to pass the energy, a concept crucial in creating a superstar.
He concluded by stating that this cooperative spirit is fundamental to how the industry functions, showcasing the camaraderie that underlies the fierce competition inside the WWE ring.
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