On Monday night, John Cena dominated Bray Wyatt in a singles match, before Luke Harper and Erick Rowan caused a DQ. Then, Mark Henry and Big Show joined Cena against The Wyatt Family in a six-man tag match where Cena dominated again, making Harper tap out, then hitting an AA on all three members of The Wyatt Family after the match.
Earlier in the night, Cena came out during a Hall of Fame panel, featuring Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels. The three legends were discussing Cena’s rematch with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions. Hogan was the only one giving Cena a chance in the match, but Cena vowed to prove all of them wrong.
Cena coming out and showing this intensity, fire, and dominance, was exactly what needed to happen.
Many fans are going to be upset that Cena made Harper tap out, and that he dominated The Wyatt Family the way he did. However, it is important to consider what WWE is building towards.
In just under four weeks, Cena is going to lose his rematch against Lesnar at NOC. However, the best thing for WWE to do, is have Cena be competitive in this match. Lesnar looked completely unbeatable at SummerSlam, but it was way too much. WWE would be doing the right thing if they brought him down to Earth, because if they do, it would make it much more believable when they have to start booking the build for Roman Reigns’ match with Lesnar at WrestleMania 31.
In order to accomplish all that, Cena has to be on top of his game, and Cena is certainly there.
WWE could have done what they have done a million times in the past. Cena could have come out, been reflective in his promo, looked weak in his match, but symbolically come back and get the win. Instead, Cena was defiant in his promo, dominant in his match, and symbolically looked better than ever.
Cena’s booking tonight will do wonders for Reigns, when the payoff comes for Reigns and Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. The hit that The Wyatt Family took tonight will soon be forgotten.
Don’t worry about The Wyatt Family, don’t fret too much about Cena’s dominance. You heard it from three legends in the opening segment of the night, Cena’s “time” is drawing near, and you better believe he knows it.