If you remember SummerSlam 2010 then you might have memories of how strangely the main event was booked. Team WWE was facing a young group of wrestlers known as The Nexus and everyone expected the rookies to win at The Biggest Party Of The Summer.
Wade Barrett recently spoke to Inside The Ropes where he revealed the reason Vince McMahon gave him why John Cena ended up winning the controversial SummerSlam finish.
“We come back down later on and get pulled to one side and Arn Anderson says, ‘hey guys here’s the finish it’s gonna be you eliminating him he’s gonna eliminate this guy, he’s gonna eliminate this one.’ It’s kinda like dominos are falling, and we finally get down to the final three which is myself and Justin Gabriel and on one side against John Cena. And then they say Cena’s gonna beat you both and go over. At which point I kinda thought he was joking just to gauge our reaction.”
“Now I realize he’s not joking John’s going over we bring up ‘why’s John going over? We really need to win this match.’ And Arn puts his hands up and says ‘nothing to do with me, you’ve got to go speak to Vince about this.'”
“So trying to get your hands on Vince during a pay-per-view day or a TV day is tough so it took about an hour or so to track him down and wait outside his office and get to speak to him. And we go in there and have a chat with him we say, ‘hey Vince here’s the situation we’ve just been told that John’s going over in this match. We think it’s a bad idea — we need to go over.’ And Vince looked me in the eye and told me ‘the reason we’re doing this is because SummerSlam needs to have a happy ending.'”
“There’s not a lot we can do in this case. ‘Vince we need to go over’ — ‘nope, here’s what I need you to do the kids need to be happy.'”
“So I knew at that point I was being lied to. I knew it was nonsense — it was a nonsense reply, I didn’t believe it at all. I don’t believe it to this day. I think it was a terrible idea.”