On the March 13th episode of Monday Night Raw, John Cena made his grand return to WWE for the first time since competing on the December 30th episode of SmackDown.
It had long been rumored that Cena was on his way to face Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39, and sure enough, he was confronted by the current United States Champion after addressing the fans in attendance. While Cena insisted that Theory wasn’t ready to face him at WrestleMania, he eventually agreed to the match.
Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Austin Theory addressed John Cena‘s comments from Monday Night Raw and says that Cena’s comments come from a place of insecurity as he’s afraid of what it will mean to lose to the young star.
“Yeah, I get it. I get it because he wants everybody to believe that I don’t have it, that I’m screwed. But that is a man that says that because when he looks in my eyes, he knows that I have everything. I do.
“He has a legacy, he has so much. Everybody knows John Cena, he’s the top of the top. I think when he looks at me and sees that I’m 25 and he sees that the level that I’m on and the things that I’m doing and the level that I’m growing at, it can’t be touched. It really can’t be. So you have to look me in my eyes and tell me that if I beat you, that I lose everything.”
“I’m The Most Important Thing In WWE” – Austin Theory On John Cena’s Comments To Him On WWE Raw
Continuing, Austin Theory declared that John Cena wants to face him because he’s the “most important thing in WWE.”
“But we all know that’s wrong John.. why? Why if it means nothing does he even want to have this match? He wants to have this match because I’m the most important thing in the WWE. It’s clear as day. There’s a lot of people that wanna sit there and [disagree with that], but then they’re gonna have to go ‘Okay, Theory’s the guy.’ They’re gonna have to. It’s just where we are man.
“So, him saying that me winning means I’m gonna lose everything, okay. I can’t wait to lose everything when I show up on Monday Night Raw, my show, holding my title because that’s inevitable. All of those people that he says don’t believe in me, I could care less. Guess how many people believed in me when I was 8 and told them I wanted to be a WWE superstar. Guess how many people laughed at me when I was twelve sitting at the table in school when I told them I wanted to be a WWE superstar.
“I don’t need people to believe in me and I’ve always shown that. If I don’t believe that, I don’t think I’d be where I’m at [being] 25 today. So, it is what it is. WrestleMania 39, it’s my night. It’s my show and I’m gonna own that and show that. That is All Day and that is inevitable.”