Last month, Drew McIntyre talked about a potential match with John Cena and how he would like for it to happen at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles, California in 2023.
Cena shared a photo of McIntyre on his Instagram account shortly after McIntyre made his intentions known.
While speaking with On Demand Entertainment, Cena noted that McIntyre shouldn’t want certain matches because it sets himself up for disappointment if it doesn’t happen as they don’t have the power to request for certain matches to happen.
“Well, I always appreciate being involved in a conversation of saying that things are important because that means people haven’t forgotten what you’ve put forth as an effort. But man, what a way to set yourself up for disappointment. In no way, shape, or form is Drew in a position to make matches or make things happen, and I’m not either.
Neither of us have that power. That’s beyond our capacity. I certainly am grateful for being mentioned, which is awesome. I’ve got more matches in WWE, I’m not done, but I’ve never approached anything like, ‘I’d like to work with this person. I wanna have a match with this person,’ because I don’t make those choices. They say, ‘Hey, I’d like you to do this.’ ‘Alright, it’s time to go to work.’ That’s really allowed me to enjoy every step of the way. I think if we build expectations in our head, like I hate to say this to Drew, but if that never happens, how is he supposed to feel about that?”
Cena is expected to return next month to set up his match at SummerSlam. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 3:20 mark):