SummerSlam Stunner: Steve Austin's Hand in Brock Lesnar's Dominance Over Cena
by SARAH KHAN | VIEW 376
"The SummerSlam showdown between Brock Lesnar and John Cena in 2014 left an indelible mark on WWE history, as Lesnar unleashed a relentless barrage of 16 suplexes on Cena. Many may not realize that this awe-inspiring display of dominance was partially the brainchild of Steve Austin himself, a fact revealed by Cena during an interview with 'NotSam Wrestling.'
Cena divulged that before the highly anticipated match, Lesnar had dined with Austin, and it was during this meeting that the seeds of the suplex onslaught were sown. The two legendary wrestlers concocted the idea of Lesnar subjecting Cena to an unrelenting series of suplexes, a concept that Cena readily embraced.
While Cena held Lesnar in high regard as an exceptionally generous performer, he recognized the need for Lesnar to appear as dominant as ever on that fateful night.
Preserving Brock Lesnar's Monumental Triumph
During the conversation, Cena highlighted the importance of preserving the significance of Lesnar's monumental victory over The Undertaker's undefeated streak.
He emphasized that a 50-50 match would undermine the magnitude of Lesnar's accomplishment and all the matches that had built up to that pivotal moment. Cena understood that their encounter was not about his success but rather about showcasing Lesnar's unparalleled triumph.
Reflecting on the advice he received from Arn Anderson, a respected figure in the wrestling industry, Cena acknowledged that sometimes one must accept that it simply isn't their night. And that night, he belonged to Lesnar, as the focus shifted towards safeguarding the integrity and meaning of his conquest over The Undertaker.
By combining the extraordinary feat of breaking the streak with Lesnar's relentless dominance over Cena, Cena believed they could transfer the energy and momentum to solidify Lesnar as an unstoppable force. In doing so, they ensured that Lesnar would become a catalyst for making future stars in the industry, perpetuating the cyclical nature of professional wrestling.
The Lesnar-Cena clash at SummerSlam 2014 will forever be etched in the annals of WWE, not only for its awe-inspiring spectacle but also for the collaborative efforts of two wrestling icons—Lesnar and Austin—who came together to create a moment that transcended the boundaries of the squared circle."