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Show Stealers Strike Again, Goldust's Contract, Cena One Of The Greatest Of All-Time, Clearance

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John Cena

What did you think of the WWE Tag Team Championship matches on this week's Monday Night Raw? To me, they delivered a pay-per-view quality match.

The match was outstanding and one of the best TV matches this year. Almost immediately I heard people praising the fact the babyfaces actually got some leverage against the Corporation on Monday Night Raw. I understand that Cody Rhodes and Goldust went over at WWE Battleground but this was for the titles in the main event. Let's also give credit where credit is due. First, Goldust still has it. Here's a guy that knows how to play his character as good as anyone and he can still work at a high level if given the opportunity. Cody Rhodes' stock is finally on the rise again after years of mediocrity with no direction. Many of us have known Rhodes' potential and it's awesome to see him get the opportunity. Let's also not forget the boys in black. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (as well as Dean Ambrose) answered the call again Monday night. Reigns was supposed to be a green talent that required seasoning but I don't see that. They've worked extremely hard and have been able to step up every time they're called upon. There is no way that any WWE fan could come away from this match not optimistic about the future of the company's talent.

Any word on what kind of contract Goldust has?

Goldust is back under a WWE Performer's Contract and as a result, he's had to cancel scheduled independent dates. One thing WWE has really changed their stance on over the course of the last 5 years is how they bring on talent. Goldust is someone that was believed to be back temporarily but WWE ended up signing him for a continued angle. As I just mentioned, he has plenty to offer and plays his character better than anyone. He's pushed for years for the opportunity to work with Cody and we're finally seeing it.

After seeing the John Cena package on this week's Monday Night Raw, I started wondering where you would rank John Cena's "Legacy" in history. I know there have been better wrestlers. But how about just the name John Cena?

Like it or not, John Cena ranks right on up there with Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H. He's this generation's equivalent and there is no one else even close. No, he's not known for his technical wrestling but technical wrestling is arguably the least important when it comes to major success in the mainstream. I too am tired of over-the-top corny PG Cena but there is no doubting his impact on the business or his work ethic. While I'm not the biggest fan of the Cena character, he will go down as one of the greatest of all-time. I realize that statement puts me in the crosshairs but there is no questioning Cena's ability to draw.

Isn't it a risk announcing John Cena to be medically cleared by Hell in a Cell if he isn't cleared now and if he is cleared now why don't they bring him back to television?

It's my understanding that John Cena is medically cleared to compete and has been taking bumps. WWE wants to build to his return, which is the reason for a video package and not a live appearance on Raw. It's a promotional method that WWE hopes will lead to an influx of buys at the pay-per-view in a couple of weeks.

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