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More backstage news on John Cena and Roman Reigns promo segment

When Roman Reigns and John Cena had their contract signing for No Mercy nobody expected it would result in what it did. Both men went off on each other cutting below the belt at times and really gave off an appearance of a shoot interview.

However, as we previously reported this segment was totally scripted and Dave Meltzer went into more detail about this on Wrestling Observer Radio.

“For whatever reason, you know their long-term goal is Roman Reigns as everybody knows,” Dave Meltzer said. “You know their infinite wisdom might not be infinitely wise but they believe that this was the best thing. This whole thing, I mean it was all completely scripted. It’s not Roman Reigns and John Cena shooting on each other or having a verbal duel. Roman Reigns did get lost once actually.”

After Roman got visibly lost, John Cena came at him saying, “it’s called a promo, if you wanna be on top you gotta learn how to do them.”

Meltzer confirmed, “that line was, of course, John coming [at Roman]. But essentially, the whole thing — this whole thing was completely scripted by the writers. It’s not something where they just let the guys go. I mean John’s really good at this, he’s great at it when it comes to those kinds of promos.”

“But this wasn’t like when he was on Talking Smack and he was out there being what was really the best John Cena is when he’s not scripted. This was a great John Cena promo but this was exactly what they wanted.”

“I mean that was their mentality. Their mentality is to make John Cena the babyface in this thing. I think so, at least that was how I was watching it […] I’m not sure if the idea here is to cut Roman Reigns down so people feel sorry for him” Meltzer concluded.

Although it’s totally up in the air what direction WWE will go with this feud in the future as it unfolds in front of us it would be really worth your time to pay close attention.

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