16-time WWE World Champion John Cena has spoken about his surprise at the reception from fans to his WWE return.
John Cena is used to being a massively polarising figure, but his appearance at the end of Money in the Bank received a hugely positive reaction from the crowd.
Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, Cena explained that he wasn’t expecting such an overwhelmingly positive response, saying:
“I’m not used to that. Usually, in the arena, half the people, or more, are telling me that I suck and half the people are saying ‘Let’s go Cena’. I was kinda expecting that. I’ve been curtailing off a number of my performances in WWE for the last few years because I’ve been filming projects, but I didn’t expect the shift (to everyone cheering) to be that much. I think it’s because I was a genuine surprise. I showed up the next night on Raw and they were still very excited. A bunch of chants started. They were chanting ‘welcome back’ and ‘let’s go Cena’ and ‘Cena sucks,’ but they knew I was going to be there. The thing I hold closest about that Money in the Bank appearance is that, in this day and age, trying to orchestrate some sort of genuine surprise is rare. It was a genuine moment and everyone was excited. That led to me being excited.”
Cena was asked how long he knew he would be returning, which he didn’t give an answer to, but did say it wasn’t decided the day of the show.
All signs point to him being involved in a big match at SummerSlam on August 21 against Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
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