John Cena returned to Raw ahead of WrestleMania Title match and gave his endorsement to Cody Rhodes. Now Rhodes has shared what was said during the pair’s embrace.
On March 6th John Cena entered the ring on Raw to introduce Cody Rhodes as a WrestleMania Main Eventer. But before he could do so, was interrupted by Austin Theory who was looking to secure a match with the 16 Time World Champion.
After a heated promo, Cena agreed to battle with Theory for the US Championship, but before leaving ensured he delivered the Boston audience a WrestleMania headliner, Cody Rhodes.
The pair shared a moment and the conversation details have now been revealed by The American Nightmare.
Speaking with Stadium Astro, Rhodes discussed the Raw moment and explained a phrase Cena had developed, which looked at embracing crowd reactions.
“So actually, that was something he told me in the car when I was driving him around in 2008-2009. What he said to me on Raw was — I was telling him if he ever does another match, I would like [to work with him], and I think you could hear him pretty well. He says, ‘I can’t promise that.’ I also didn’t want to make it about myself at that moment, so I just endlessly thanked him, and then he was at the Nightmare Factory a week later talking to our students,”
“That was something in the car that it’s not just his axiom, it was a genuine way he approached live events, and shows was rewarding their noise,”
“A simpler way to look at that is kids come to a show, and they see their guy hurt, and they see their guy down, and they start clapping, they want something from him. He was a big proponent and always doing something so that they know if they do something, he’ll be up for them or he’ll at least try.
I think looking at the flow of a live event, looking at the flow of a premium live event, there is something huge to that. Because we can’t just do these matches in the ring, bell-to-bell, for each other.
We’re doing them for this audience sitting there in the building that night, as well as worldwide on television. You have to try and step into their shoes. You’re so focused on what you’re doing, sure, but you have to step in their shoes and [think] what do they want, and can I give it to them? Or is it my job to take it away from them? That was just something that always sat with me and, when in practice, always worked.”
Ahead of WrestleMania 39, John Cena has shared who he believes is the greatest of all time, whilst Rhodes is looking to build on last year’s five star matches with Seth Rollins as he takes on another former Shield member in Roman Reigns.