Grayson Waller On Segment With John Cena At Money In The Bank

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Grayson Waller has recalled what it was like for him to be in the ring with John Cena at Money in the Bank in England.

There was a surprising moment that happened at the WWE Money in the Bank Premium Live Event in London, England at the O2 Arena on July 1st.

Some very familiar music hit and John Cena made an unadvertised appearance while receiving a huge pop from the crowd. Cena did a promo about WWE possibly hosting WrestleMania in the United Kingdom at some point in the future. The fans obviously loved that.

As is usual when something like that happens, there was an interruption. Grayson Waller, who was only on the main roster for about two months at that point, interrupted with a promo trashing England while praising his home country of Australia. It didn’t end well for Waller because Cena dropped him with an Attitude Adjustment slam.

Grayson Waller says it was “surreal” being in the ring with John Cena

During an appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick, Grayson Waller spoke about his Money in the Bank experience with Cena.

“I think the word I would use is like surreal. Like, obviously being a wrestling fan growing up, John Cena is, as people are saying, is the greatest of all time. So being across from him is wild, especially in the O2. The arena was sold out. You guys know how those English fans are, like, that’s a different vibe. But for me personally, these are the places that I expect myself to be.”

As he continued, Waller spoke about how he plans to learn from somebody like Cena.

“When I got called up, this is where I wanted to be. So when I got in there with John, I didn’t look at it as, ‘Oh, this is a huge opportunity for me, Wow, I get to be across.’ I’m not a fan. I don’t want his autograph. I don’t want his merch. My way to learn from John isn’t by sitting with him backstage and kissing his ass. My way to learn from John is being across from him and going against him.

“So when I got him in with him, I looked at him as every other opponent that I’m in there with. I didn’t look at him as a hero or anything like that because I think that’s when you operate at a different level and you’re not at your best.”

Grayson Waller will get another opportunity to step into a WWE ring next Friday on the September 15th edition of Smackdown because it was announced on last night’s Smackdown that he’ll be hosting John Cena on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show. Can Waller avoid taking an AA this time? Watch Smackdown next week to find out.

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