No matter what kinds of grudges and battles take place inside of a WWE ring, many of the superstars will have respect for their opponents. Recently, John Cena came right out and said that Brock Lesnar is the “best in-ring performer of all time,” and it caught many people by surprise. Since then, Lesnar himself hasn’t yet commented on the compliments, but Paul Heyman has — and he doesn’t care for them at all.
Over the years, Lesnar and Cena have waged wars against one another and put on some incredibly great matches. They’ve both had numerous title reigns and will go into the WWE Hall of Fame one day as true legends of the sport.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Cena discussed a number of topics, and it was during that interview when he complimented Lesnar. When asked for confirmation on that statement, Cena said it again, repeating his opinion on the current WWE Champion.
Cena has always been a good guy in and out of the ring, so his complimentary nature isn’t surprising. Staying completely in character, Heyman decided to address Cena’s recent interview and speak out on Twitter on behalf of his client.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 14, 2020
That action coincides with the way Heyman portrays his character on WWE television, so it wasn’t overly surprising to fans. Most found it to be quite humorous and it picked up a feud between two superstars that hasn’t had any life in it for a number of years.
Lesnar is currently scheduled to defend his WWE Championship against Ricochet at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia later this month. If he holds on to his title through that match, he’ll go on to face Drew McIntyre in one of the top matches of WrestleMania 36 in April.
Cena has had less than 10 matches in WWE over the course of the last year-and-a-half, as he’s been filming movies and doing other work. He has been confirmed to return to Friday Night SmackDown at the end of this month and likely set up a feud for WrestleMania.
It is quite interesting that Heyman took shots at Cena on social media, but there is a good chance that nothing will come from it. Lesnar is tied up in multiple title feuds and Cena is coming back, but it may not be for very long. Fans will be looking to see if Lesnar and Cena interact in the future and if another program between the two could happen again in WWE.