John Cena Makes an Embarrassing Botch on Live TV While Confronting Jimmy Uso on WWE SmackDown

Published 09/01/2023, 9:14 PM EDT

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There’s one thing about John Cena that gets everyone pumped up every time they see him. It’s his ability to pull off an amazing promo. Having worked in this industry for more than two decades at this point, Cena knows his way through any interaction on the mic. But being a live event, there’s always a component of mistakes.

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With his comeback at WWE SmackDown, Cena likely made a botch that’s embarrassing for a wrestler of his caliber. The king of promos and mic segments making a mistake in a promo is unheard of. Is this the effect of staying away from WWE or is it Hollywood’s influence? With the WGA-SAG AFTRA strikes going on, there is a lot of time for Cena to recover from this flub.

John Cena makes a likely error at WWE SmackDown

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Coming down to the ring to start SmackDown, Cena started off hot by thanking the WWE Universe. But he was quickly interrupted by Jimmy Uso who accused him of being corrupted. This was all going well until Cena delivered a line that shook everyone in the building. Cena confronted Jimmy Uso by saying that the wrong brother quit, pointing toward Jey Uso’s decision to kayfabe quit WWE nearly three weeks ago.

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But before he said it, Cena prefaced it by saying that he’d been waiting three years to say it. It may have been an error on Cena’s part as Jey Uso quit the company three weeks ago and not three years ago. Even after Cena said it, there was no moment of hesitation or confusion on his part, showing how his charisma and confidence make up for even a grave mistake like this.

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Is this the fault of being away from a consistent run in the WWE for years? Or is this the fault of Cena relying on scripts and cues in Hollywood rather than the spontaneity of WWE? Well, whatever it might be, there is hope that Cena won’t make these mistakes in the future as he is going to be attending WWE shows for more than 2 months, and even longer, considering the longevity of the strike.

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Murtaza Bharmal

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Murtaza is a seasoned WWE writer at EssentiallySports with a passion for storytelling in journalism. His love for pro wrestling began during the legendary Randy Orton-John Cena feud in the 2010s, and his enthusiasm for the sport reached new heights after witnessing the masterful performance of Sasha Banks and Bayley in NXT. As an expert in the field of pro wrestling, Murtaza epitomizes the fans' perspective at ES.
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