AJ Styles recently spoke about his feud with John Cena, in particular, the creative process that went down between the two of them.
Styles spoke openly on his Twitch Channel about their initial creative meetings and how John Cena reacted to the ideas that he had for their storyline.
“He was asking what I wanted to say about him, and I was like – this is John Cena, you know, so I’m trying to figure out how to approach this without being a jerk about it – so, I was like, ‘Well, people always seem to think you bury them once you get in the ring with them, and it’s kind of over for them after that.’ He was just like, ‘Okay that’s good!’”
Styles then went on to continue discussing how he enjoyed working with Cena overall.
..he (Cena) went on to say, ‘Well, I tried digging up some stuff on you and I couldn’t really find anything’, so that’s when he ended up coming up with the stuff about, ‘Well, if you don’t like it then you’ll just end up leaving to go somewhere else’. But I thought it was really cool that he takes some real stuff and throws it in the mix of entertainment, and you ended up with a matchup like AJ Styles and John Cena. I enjoyed working with him and can’t wait for the next one.” (H/T to Inside The Ropes for the transcriptions.)