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“John Cena Is 10x the Superstar You’ll Ever Be”: WWE Legend Destroys Dwayne Johnson’s Cousin and Future Hollywood Star

Published 05/14/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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During last night’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown episode, WWE fans witnessed Randy Orton siding with his long-time rival, John Cena. When John Cena was full-time with the company, Randy Orton and he shared epic rivalry inside the squared circle.

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From the “I Quit” match to Hell in a Cell match, Orton and John Cena fought with all their might. And the feud between these two legends is forever embedded in WWE’s golden history!



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But, today, the ‘Viper’ caught everyone off guard when he stood up for his former rival when Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock’s cousin, Roman Reigns, belittled him during his promo in the main event of SmackDown.

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Roman Reigns and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) closed the latest episode of SmackDown addressing the Raw Tag Team Champions, RK-Bro.

The ‘Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns, too, cut a promo. He stated The Bloodline smashes everyone on its way and moves on to the next thing. According to Reigns, no one can beat The Bloodline.


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The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion said, “You all know the deal. We smash them on Sunday [Premium Live Event], and then we come out the next Friday [on SmackDown] and tell you all who’s next [opponent].”

“Smashed John Cena, came out the next Friday, and told you all what’s next. Smashed Brock Lesnar, came out the next Friday, and told you all what’s next.”

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‘The ‘Head of the Table’ cheekily addressed John Cena as he wanted to prove RK-Bro (Orton & Riddle) that he’s top star in WWE. The WWE Undisputed Universal Champion also reminded how The Bloodline defeated RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania Backlash. Hence, there’s no one left for Reigns to smash.

Roman Reigns continued to carry his ‘God Mode’ on SmackDown, but Randy Orton shushed him in a verbal smack. Randy Orton and ‘The Original Bro’ Riddle were on a mission to belittle Roman Reigns and his obnoxious cousins. And they did!

Team RK-Bro vanquished Roman Reigns ‘God Mode’ on SmackDown!

Randy Orton, alongside his tag team partner, Riddle, interrupted Reigns. They reminded The Usos about the challenge for the Unification match before moving on to verbally own the ‘Head of the Table.’

Orton mentioned, “I see you smiling, Roman, but you didn’t smash John Cena. John Cena is ten times the Superstar you will EVER be! Believe that!”

These words by Randy Orton for John Cena are pure gold. It is a big deal because, after a heated rivalry back in the days, Orton defended Cena in his absence. Apart from The Viper taking revenge for his foe-turned-friend, John Cena, even Riddle struck back at The Tribal Chief.


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At WrestleMania Backlash, ‘Needle Mover’ Reigns put Riddle through a vicious Spear to pick up the win. But the ‘Original Bro’ did not forget what happened on Sunday night.

Randy Orton tricked The Usos into accepting their challenge for the unification match. However, what happened next is something that even the 14-time World Champion didn’t see coming.


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As ‘The Tribal Chief’ raised his WWE Undisputed Universal Championship in the air, BAM! Riddle hit him with a Final Flash knee strike, giving RK-Bro the last laugh over Roman Reigns and The Usos!

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Written by:

Akash Dhakite


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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.
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