One night after Jon Stewart cost John Cena the United States Championship at SummerSlam, the former Daily Show host explained his actions to the Cenation leader face to face, but his explanation didn’t save him from an Attitude Adjustment, live on RAW!
Here is a full recap of the confrontation:
We get a look back at Seth Rollins’ big win at SummerSlam. Jon Stewart is backstage walking as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Jon Stewart to a mixed reaction. He receives “thank you” chants. He says he turned on John Cena at SummerSlam because he could not let Cena tie Ric Flair with 16 world title reigns, not on his watch. Stewart says to him, “the champ is Flair!” The music hits and out comes Ric Flair to a big pop. Flair struts down the ramp.
Flair hits the ring and dances around. He appreciates what Stewart did but he was rooting for Cena last night. Fans boo Flair. Flair says the record will be broken sooner or later but he wants it to be by someone he respects. Fans boo some more and Flair says they don’t have to like it but it’s coming from the best thing going. Stewart is full of “whooo’s” as says God is here tonight. They go on and Flair says Stewart has messed everything up. The music hits and out comes John Cena as fans sing their remixed version of his theme song.
Cena thanks fans for the dueling chants but says it’s time for business – he and Stewart need to talk. Stewart asks about what. The “Ce-na sucks” chant starts again. Cena says what Stewart did is fine. He’s at peace with Stewart not wanting him to tie Flair’s record but Rollins is still WWE World Heavyweight Champion and is now the United States Champion. Stewart says he didn’t think it through. Cena talks about how he’s defended the US Title and made it mean something. Cena calls Stewart a dumb… he stops himself. Stewart says Cena seems upset and makes a joke. Cena yells that this is not a comedy show. Cena says Stewart has punchlines but he has punch lines of his own. Stewart says it was a beautiful match last night and he respects Cena for being a fighting champion but he’s been a fan for years and as good as Cena is, he couldn’t see Cena tying Flair’s record against Rollins. Stewart apologizes for not seeing it through but that’s what happened.
Stewart tries to put some positive spin on the situation and says now Cena can win the title back. Cena understands Stewart did what he had to do and knows Stewart will understand that he’s about to do the same. Cena nails Stewart with an Attitude Adjustment to a mixed reaction. Flair looks out over Stewart and smiles. Cena quickly makes his exit as Flair and a trainer check on Stewart. We see Stewart slowly getting to his feet and helped out of the ring by several WWE referees and a trainer.