A current NXT 2.0 star has said they would love to face John Cena, even if it was just behind closed doors away from the cameras.
Cameron Grimes might have already been to the moon, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still dreaming big. After his NXT North American Championship reign was brought to a shuddering halt by Carmelo Hayes at NXT In Your House 2022, Grimes has continued to push forward.
This march towards the summit of NXT 2.0 has led him to an NXT Title match against Bron Breakker at The Great American Bash. Not that Grimes’ ambitions end there.
Speaking in a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Grimes said that once he’s won the NXT Title he wants to face WWE legend John Cena.
“So when I win the NXT Championship, I would love to defend that against John Cena. I feel like anyone that’s in this business would love the opportunity to be against John Cena in any type of light. You can book it in a Coconut show in Largo. I don’t care if it’s on television. You can just do it in the Performance Center, and we won’t even have to turn the cameras on and I would love that opportunity,”
John Cena returned to WWE television on June 27th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his WWE debut. Although Cena admitted that he didn’t know when, he said he would be back in a WWE ring.
As the conversation continued, Grimes explained that he’s a huge fan of Cena, and recalled catching one of his t-shirts during an episode of Raw back in 2007.
“I think it’s absolutely incredible that John Cena is back,” Grimes said. “That man is a freak. John Cena is the man. I look up to him so much and any time that he can come back and truly be the star that he is on our show, I’m tuning in every time, all right. “I remember around like 2007 maybe, RAW was in Raleigh, NC and I got to go to the show.
John Cena came out and he took his shirt off, he whipped it around and he threw it in the crowd. I caught that t-shirt and I remember catching that t-shirt and the first thing I did was look at the tag on the shirt. I had to know what size t-shirt he was wearing. He had a XXXL t-shirt on and it was still tight on his arms.”
Following the 16-time World Champion’s return on Raw it was reported that Cena could be back in the ring for a huge match at WrestleMania 39.