John Cena did not seem upset after being dropped on his head last week during the closing minutes of his match with Shinsuke Namakura. It was obvious because Nakamura immediately apologized after the match but Cena brushed it off and told him not to be sorry. However, the same cannot be said for Vince McMahon.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, McMahon was “furious” with Nakamura last week after Smackdown Live. Thankfully, McMahon has not lost confidence in him but the feeling is that if Nakamura makes another similar mistake on a grand stage, then that will cause McMahon to have a different opinion of him.
It probably helps that Cena is in Nakamura’s corner and he is likely the person behind the decision to have Nakamura get a clean win over him instead of relying on interference or a screwjob finish. The original plan for that match was for Baron Corbin to interfere but plans apparently changed at the last minute. In fact, the original plans (with Corbin interfering) were briefly in the WWE.com recap for the show.
Barrasso noted that McMahon’s anger was more in defense of Cena and not necessarily an indictment of Nakamura. For those of you that missed it, click here to see the spot in the match where Cena was dropped on his head and neck.
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