John Cena Justifies Not Putting Over The Nexus At SummerSlam 2010

In the summer of 2010, there was nothing so hot as The Nexus.

Then SummerSlam happened, and Super Cena murdered them.

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For those who don't remember, there was a huge elimination tag match between the members of The Nexus and a team of WWE Superstars, including Edge, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, R-Truth, John Morrison, former Nexus member Daniel Bryan and of course, John Cena.

It came down to Cena eliminating Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel to be the sole survivor, and any momentum the young heel team had was completely halted.

A lot of fans blame Cena for changing the finish last minute, but during a Q & A session while on his Australian speaking tour, he swears it wasn't his fault. Not entirely, anyway.

"This has been a topic of debate amongst really hardcore WWE fans for quite some time because it is their sentiment that I should have lost that match. Why did I win that match? Because that is what we did. It's difficult for me to blur the lines on this... but I show up to work and do what I'm told. I will give you the gratification of this: I don't pick how the story is told, I get told that. But I do pick what goes on in the story.

"In that particular moment, it was too much. I think if presented in another way, it could have been a little more palatable. But I can't change the television show, I've never had that power and that's something I don't do. If you look at a laundry list of my opponents, you can tell that it's exactly how I operate. I guessed wrong on the way that the story was told, and I guess that's why people are so up-in-arms about it. But we tell so many stories. I was wrong once."

You can watch a video of Cena answering the question at this link.

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