— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) August 30, 2016
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5. John Cena defeated AJ Styles in the first main event of the night. Cena won with the Attitude Adjustment. A great performance between Cena and Styles, as it has been in each of their matches with lots of back and fourth action and near falls. Both men were really over with the crowd. It was pretty much the same as the SummerSlam match only with Cena coming out on top this time. Post match, John celebrated and posed with fans .
John recently revealed that his reality series American Grit was renewed for a second season, so he will have to take time off soon to film as he did last year. He took time off starting in mid-October until the end of the year last time, and he’s expected to be off for the same time period this time as well.
Shinsuke Nakamura wants a headlining spot on the card at WrestleMania. In an interview with SI.com, he even named the opponent he has in mind for it:
Next year, however, Nakamura plans on resting during the opening days of WrestleMania weekend–before wrestling, of course, on Sunday, April 2 at WrestleMania 33.
“I’d like to fight at WrestleMania,” said Nakamura, who even booked his own match. “John Cena-that’s a great choice.”
The dark main event after tonight’s WWE SmackDown in Uncasville, CT saw John Cena, Roman Reigns and WWE Champion Dean Ambrose defeat Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Seth Rollins.
Cena did not appear live on tonight’s SmackDown following his loss to AJ Styles at SummerSlam.
The finish saw Reigns hit a spear and Superman punch on Rollins, Cena hit an Attitude Adjustment on Wyatt and Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds on Rowan for the pin. The babyfaces then posed for fans, gave merchandise to younger fans at ringside and celebrated to end the show.
Below are some fan photos from Twitter:
— Dante LaBrie (@TiefBlauX17) August 24, 2016
— Heel Face (@TheHeelFace) August 24, 2016
As stunning as John Cena’s loss to AJ Styles was at SummerSlam, it was what happened moments after that which has social media going absolutely crazy. After pondering a moment in the center of the ring, The Leader of the Cenation left his “Never Give Up” wristband on the canvas and walked away.
Not to add to the Twitter hysteria, but we kind of want to know, too. What could this all mean? Could it just be self-acknowledgement that Cena came up short against The Phenomenal One in a contest that both competitors agreed would determine the true “Face that Runs the Place”? Or might it be something much more? Could Cena have somehow made a decision in that moment to give it all up? Has SmackDown Live lost its favorite 15-time World Champion?
Perhaps we will have our answer tonight when AJ Styles, the very same Superstar who overcame Cena at SummerSlam, will addresses the WWE Universe at 8/7 C on USA Network!
With his never give up attitude, John Cena signs 3,000 photos for members of the WWE Universe. See more behind-the-scenes footage on WWE Beyond The Ring: The John Cena Experience, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
The dark main event after last night’s WWE RAW in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center saw SmackDown Superstars John Cena and WWE Champion Dean Ambrose team up. They defeated Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.
The finish saw Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds on Rollins as Cena looked on.