Which match would you like to see go on last at SummerSlam? – Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar or CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Big Show?
Given the fact CM Punk vs. John Cena headlined SummerSlam last year, I’m in favor of Triple H w/Shawn Michaels vs. Brock Lesnar closing the show. We could argue about the titles holding precedence over the part-timers but the fact of the matter is Lesnar vs. Hunter is a bigger match and I’m more interested in it than anything else on the card.
Why was John Cena the first to not win the WWE Championship after winning Money in the Bank? Was it for the future, so the writers are no longer obligated to make the winner the champ? By having Cena be the first, it seems it would be easier for them to have others lose in the future.
I can’t give you a firm explanation as to why WWE made John Cena the first Money in the Bank winner that failed to successfully “cash in” but it will be interesting to see if the company puts him over for the title at SummerSlam. If that’s the case, the fact he didn’t successfully “cash in” at Raw 1000 is a moot point. WWE clearly tried something different with the Money in the Bank match this year, having one comprised of all top stars and former title holders. Traditionally the match has been used to elevatelavate mid-card talent like many are hoping with Dolph Ziggler.
Is Randy Orton not on SummerSlam because of his Wellness suspension or is there just not a spot for him?
Randy Orton claimed earlier in the week he won’t be working SummerSlam. It’s one of those things I’ll have to see to believe, however, if he is a SummerSlam snub it’s certainly punishment for his second documented WWE Wellness Policy violation. SummerSlam is treated as WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year and carries one of the heaviest paydays for the workers on it. Taking the big payday from Orton could be the final part of his punishment for the failed test.
Reflecting on Kevin Nash’s Grantland.com comments I looked over the WWE roster. Big Show, The Undertaker, Kane, The Great Khali and Mark Henry are all the wrong side of 39 and there aren’t many “big men” left on the roster. Is the era of the big man drawing to a close?
The wrestling business has clearly changed with more of an emphasis put on Wellness and the lack of stars with the “bodybuilder” look carrying the company. It also seems the WWE is like the NBA in that it has shrunk with fewer big men than years past. My view on it is, give me someone entertaining over someone with shock value any day. I would much rather Daniel Bryan or CM Punk, who are both capable of working great matches and carrying a feud, than someone that has an extraordinary look but is painful to watch do anything. I am not reading too much into Nash’s comments because I honestly think he was looking for shock value to get people talking about him.
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