Ryback says John Cena was booked to beat The Shield
In an episode of his podcast “Conversations with The Big Guy”, former WWE star Ryback spoke about Seth Rollins and mentioned an instance where the Shield’s push almost hit a speed bump.
According to Ryback, the original plan for the 6 man tag in 2013 would be for the team of Ryback, Sheamus and John Cena to beat The Shield, with Cena getting the pin. Upon learning this decision, Ryback says he approached the team and told them “You guys need to talk to Vince and change that finish”. However, Ryback notes that Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were smart enough to know they had to change the finish without his advice.
Ryback also mentioned that he figured Sheamus would be the one to take the pin in the match since he was the one with the least momentum and Cena obviously wasn’t taking the pin, however the finish saw Ryback taking a spear and the pinfall for his team.
source: THE SpOtLight