As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Pittsburgh, PA at the PPG Paints Arena on the USA Network, John Cena made his big return to WWE television by doing an interview in the ring as well as a segment with Becky Lynch before being interrupted by Zelina Vega and Andrade Almas that set up a mixed tag team match that saw Cena and Lynch go over.
WWE’s YouTube channel released this exclusive interview where Cena talked about Lynch and their match on SmackDown Live, which you can see here:
“She believes that she’s The Man. It’s not a character. It’s Becky Lynch,” said Cena “That’s something that I can relate to. When I stand tall in a WWE ring, people know they get the best of me. When Becky Lynch came out there, and not only staked her claim, but said ‘Listen, if I have to go through you to get it, I’ll get it done.’ I looked into her eyes and I know she meant it. That’s very rare. I hope the other WWE Superstars, regardless of gender, are paying attention to the attitude of Becky Lynch. Sometimes, you gotta announce your presence with authority.”
“I know how tough it is to be overlooked. I know how tough it is to try to do your best every night and not get noticed. Finally, for something to happen inside of you to feel comfortable and confident. When you get that confidence, you feel like Superman. When I go out there, I tell everybody that this is the Superman outfit. It’s good to see someone step up and come eyeball-to-eyeball with me and be like, ‘Hey, if this is what we gotta do, we gotta do it.’ I was honored to be on her team tonight because that’s not an attitude I’ve seen in the ring for a long time.”