This week's kayfabe Michael Cole interview features John Cena. Below are the highlights:
John said Night of Champions was such a difficult night. Not just because he was so close in defeating Brock Lesnar but he was coming off a pretty one-sided contest at SummerSlam. He really had something to prove to not only the WWE Universe but to himself.
Cena talked about everyone saying he had no chance to beat Lesnar. He said Hulk Hogan was the only guy to really stick up for him. Cena doesn't think people truly know what Brock Lesnar is about. He said he was so frustrated at Seth Rollins' stupid decision. He understands what Rollins was trying to do but he doesn't know what he did.
Cena said he doesn't know who can stop Brock Lesnar. Right now he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He has defeated The Undertaker and Lesnar cleaned his clock at SummerSlam. Cena said Seth hasn't seen someone like Brock Lesnar and doesn't know what it's like to be in the ring with him. Cena said it's Rollins' shear stupidity why he's now his target. He said he would have gave Rollins the first match for the title, as long as it wasn't Brock Lesnar.
John asked Cole: who else on the WWE roster is going to beat Brock Lesnar. He knows anything can happen when they ring the bell but is it Seth Rollins? Is it Dean Ambrose? Is it Roman Reigns? Is it Kane? Is it Randy Orton? He says it's no one and half the time it's not even John Cena because he got just over 1 minute of offense at SummerSlam.
Cole asked if Cena would have been OK with Rollins letting him beat Lesnar and then "cashing in" on him. Cena said Seth's decision is Seth's decision. He doesn't know how much of an idiot he is. He is now focused on Seth Rollins. Cole talked about Dean Ambrose also going after Seth Rollins and the interview went from there.
You can watch the interview at this link or embedded in the video below:
Richard Reacts: It's funny how in this kayfabe interview, Cena posed several of the questions I've been asking. He also had some interesting comments about Brock Lesnar, essentially admitting that he'd rather face anyone in WWE other than Lesnar. They're clearly building Lesnar as the clearcut unstoppable beast that cannot be stopped no matter what. At the same time, they seem to be moving on from Cena vs. Lesnar III (technically IV) in favor of something involving Rollins. The glaring question continues to be - what do they do with Lesnar? It's almost like Cena is showing WWE's hand. They don't know. If Cena can't get it done, who can?