Arn Anderson believes Seth Rollins should have beaten John Cena clean at SummerSlam 2015. The match is infamous for Jon Stewart’s interference.
There were 10 matches on the 2015 SummerSlam card. However, the Seth Rollins vs John Cena ‘Winner Take All’ clash stood head and shoulders above all others. The match has been rated very highly by critics. However, very few have been impressed with the manner in which the fight ended.
WWE Hall of famer Arn Anderson is of the opinion that special guest host Jon Stewart ramming a steel chair to Cena’s abdomen ruined what was a very good match. Anderson claims Rollins should have gone over clean. He claims that doing so would not have hurt Cena at all.
Arn Anderson believes Seth Rollins should have beaten John Cena clean at SummerSlam 2015
“Jon Stewart being involved in the finish after those guys have gone out, and performed at the level they had, and worked as hard as they had worked, to me, seems anti-climatic,” Anderson said on his podcast ARN podcast. “I don’t know why you couldn’t have, after a match like that and the story that you have, why you couldn’t have Seth just go over?
“Who do you hurt when you’ve got performers like that and they’re two top guys. And certainly, as hard as John has been pushed over the years and the big wins that he’s had.”
“All that investment in John, it’s not going to kill John Cena off to get beat by Seth Rollins,” he continued. “I’m sorry, it’s just not. And if it did kill him off, it would have meant that he wasn’t over anyway. One victory, if it kills you off, you were just being propped up. Anyway, you weren’t really over. So, I think after all that, you could’ve had Seth go over and no one would’ve been damaged.”
Despite criticising his involvement, Anderson praised Stewart for being very humble and respectful.
“He was so respectful and knowledgeable of our business backstage. I mean, for him to know who I was; told me he had been a wrestling fan for a long time. Yes, I was very happy that they were a part of our product because they knew that they were there to add to the show. They weren’t the star of the show, and Jon Stewart was one of those guys. Very humble, very respectful, and just a good guy.”
With Seth’s victory over Cena, he became the first person in WWE history to hold both the WWE Championship and the United States Championship simultaneously. Cena would win his United States title back at Clash of Champions. However, he had to wait until January 2017 to win the WWE title and equal Ric Flair’s record of 16-world title reigns.
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