WWE’s YouTube Channel sometimes uploads outdated segments and matches from episodes of Uncooked, SmackDown and pay-per-views. Oftentimes, the uploads correlate with one thing or somebody the corporate is making an attempt to hype up on tv. However there’s not a lot of an evidence for what they determined to add on Thursday — a 90-second clip of John Cena beating Dolph Ziggler on an episode of Uncooked earlier than making out with AJ Lee.
For context, this was the Nov. 26, 2012 episode of Uncooked throughout a time when Lee was in the course of her “loopy” persona whereas Cena was in a feud with Dolph Ziggler over the Cash within the Financial institution contract. Vickie Guerrero stored accusing Cena of a relationship with Lee, which AJ performed together with till betraying him the next month on the TLC pay-per-view. Lee has been out of the corporate since 2016 and her solely involvement in professional wrestling since then has been as an govt producer and commentator for WOW — Girls of Wrestling.
Lee has been married to one among Cena’s outdated rivals, CM Punk, since 2014. In the meantime, Cena has been married to Shay Shariatzadeh since 2020. It is unclear why WWE needed this clip up past eager to add extra Cena footage, although the rumors of him coming again for a match at WrestleMania 39 have been spreading for months. Each Austin Idea and Logan Paul have apparently been thought of as his opponents.
Why did WWE simply add this video of AJ Lee and John Cena kissing on their YouTube??? What’s occurring over there??? pic.twitter.com/S4CZJM3tpX
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) January 19, 2023
Cena returned to motion on the final SmackDown of 2022, protecting his two-decade streak of wrestling at the very least annually alive. Whereas his Hollywood profession continues to thrive, the 16-time world champion nonetheless hasn’t formally retired.
“If bodily, I am slower, I’ve stated overtly to everybody that I’ll maintain doing this till I really feel I am offending the client,” he told Chris Hardwick back in 2021. “I’ll frequently go on the market and do what I can to contribute and add. I do not wish to go on the market and be like, ‘Okay, simply let him go on the market and (do his factor).’ I am not into that as a result of I do know what it is prefer to pay for a ticket. If I have been to get that on this go-round, it is a humbling and difficult factor that I should hurdle. If I get the alternative and it is like, ‘You are faster and may do some issues higher and outline a brand new persona,’ then that is a brand new dialog as a result of I should not have a lot time left and if I wish to give it like, ‘let’s actually decide to this factor and actually go all in,’ that is an sincere alternative the place different stuff should take a backseat.”