More Backstage Details on the Cena/ Nakamura Finish Last Week
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
According to backstage reports, it was indeed John Cena who convinced the company to let Shinsuke Nakamura pin him clean in the middle of the ring last week on Smackdown Live. The original plan was still for Cena to lose, but it would have been due to an outside interference from Baron Corbin.
It was unclear whether the new finish was a booking change ordered by Vince McMahon himself or it was Cena's call. But now we can confirm that it was John Cena who made the decision in the booking change.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter