During a Q&A session at “An Evening with John Cena” event in Australia, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena was asked why he didn’t put the Nexus over at SummerSlam 2010. Below is what Cena said:
“This has been a topic of debate amongst really hardcore WWE fans for quite some time because it is their sentiment that I should have lost that match. Why did I win that match? Because that is what we did. It’s difficult for me to blur the lines on this, but I show up to work and do what I’m told. I will give you the gratification of this: I don’t pick how the story is told, I get told that. But I do pick what goes on in the story.
In that particular moment, it was too much. I think if presented in another way, it could have been a little more palatable. But I can’t change the television show, I’ve never had that power and that’s something I don’t do. If you look at a laundry list of my opponents, you can tell that it’s exactly how I operate. I guessed wrong on the way that the story was told, and I guess that’s why people are so up-in-arms about it. But we tell so many stories. I was wrong once.”
Speaking of the SummerSlam 2010 finish, Wade Barrett revealed on Inside the Ropes that Cena was booked to go over because Vince McMahon wanted the fans to go home happy:
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