Backstage News On The John Cena/Roman Reigns ‘Shoot Promo’ From Raw

The most talked about thing in the world of WWE this week has been the “shoot” promo segment from Monday’s Raw between Roman Reigns and John Cena.

In this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer explained that everything that was said during the Cena/Reigns contract signing, with the exception of Reigns forgetting his line and Cena mocking him for it, was scripted well in advance.

Meltzer also noted that WWE wanted the segment to feel like one of the heated Rock vs. Cena promo segments, or one of the promo segments between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in 1997. Unfortunately, Reigns couldn’t hold up his end of the bargain, as Cena completely cooked him on the mic.

Here’s the segment: