Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena finally had a battle in a #1 contender’s match before last year’s SummerSlam. During the match, Nakamura accidentally dropped Cena on his head and this didn’t go over too well backstage.

Nakamura recently spoke to The Gorilla Position about this episode and how Cena actually took the heat for him backstage.

“I don’t know if I can tell that or not,” Nakamura said. “Because some people were upset backstage — not John Cena, but someone. They were so pissed off at me, ‘why did you do that?!’ But everybody came to support me, even John Cena, ‘it’s not his fault, it’s my fault’ What a good man.

“So not everybody has a chance to wrestle with John Cena now. So I felt good in the ring with John Cena. I never had a villain in the ring so if I had the chance I want to wrestle against him again. Maybe we can create something better than before, yeah.”

Thankfully, Nakamura didn’t get in too much trouble. But he still didn’t defeat Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam and he hasn’t been able to capture it since.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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