John Cena did not have a match booked for himself at WrestleMania 34, but that changed when he bought a ticket for the show. Cena showed up and sat with fans, and then he had the match he was waiting for sprung on him.
The Undertaker showed up and beat John Cena in a very quick match. It turns out that this was a big surprise for the Deadman as well as fans in attendance.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, The Undertaker revealed that this squash match was a big surprise for him as well. It turns out that he had no idea his match against John Cena would be so short.
“Yeah, I didn’t know it was gonna be short till I got there that day. So, I’ve trained for a 45-minute war, right, and all right, here’s redemption. I’m gonna, man, I am going to light this place on fire, I felt good. And Vince calls me into his office and he goes okay, he says it’s just gonna be about five minutes, you know, you’re gonna squash him. I’m like, what? What? And, you know, Vince, he just thought that was the funniest [thing], because he knew how hard I’d been training. I mean, he, and I’m like, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I said, I’m going. I said, I’m doing 30 or I’m not going out. And he’s like, Mark, that’s not what we need.”
“I’m like no Vince, I was like, Where’s John? Where’s he at? So John comes in he goes, Oh no. He goes I talked mad smack about you dude. Yeah, you need to beat me quick and get this over with. I’m like are you kidding me? It’s like we’ve never worked on pay-per-view are you [serious]? And this is WrestleMania, give me a break here. And they both, they ganged up on me. I was finally, I threw my hands up. I was like, I can’t believe [it], and Vince just thought that was the funniest thing because like I said, I trained like an animal, I was so unbearable at home. I mean, as far as my diet and the training and just all my protocols of you know recoup, rehab, I was a nightmare. I get there and yeah, five minutes. And it was like that was it.”
The Undertaker left his boots in the ring and will never have another match. The same is not true for John Cena, because he is slated to wrestle for the United States Title at WrestleMania 39 against Austin Theory.
We will have to see if The Undertaker and John Cena’s paths ever cross again. It seems that they are on much different career trajectories at this point, but they certainly raked up some incredible moments in the squared circle.
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