As we return, we get yet ANOTHER GODDAMNED RECAP of Brock and HHH from earlier. I just…I got nothing here.
And Cena comes out with his arm in a sling and a smile on his face. He is just happy to be here folks. The crowd was surprisingly hot for Cena tonight. Mostly all cheering, only a handful of assholes trying to boo him. Screw you guys.
And Cena speaks:
- HHH felt Brock’s wrath when his arm broke
- I felt the same last night.
- Thought I’d be in the emergency room in a cast tonight. Because in Cena’s world it takes two days to get a cast put on apparently.
- Luckily it’s just strained muscles, not breaks or tears.
- There’s injured and there’s hurt. Injured you can fight with, hurt you’re a pussy.
Now Big Johnny interrupts Cena. And they have the following conversation. Forgive me if I paraprhase:
BJ: Glad you’re here tonight John.
JC: You hired a mercenary to take me out. That’s not very nice.
BJ: I did it to motivate you.
JC: Motivate me? Let me insult the way you talk now.
…and so it went. Big Johnny has enough of Cena’s shit and reminds him who’s the boss. And then introduces Cena’s opponent for Over the Limit….wait for it…..
#4 Lunch Special Lord Tensai. Wait, what? Why? Awwwww jesus. Really? And Sakamoto comes to the ring, Tensai comes to the ring and they stalk Cena. While Cena prepares to do battles with the Pokemon trainers, Big Johnny brains him with the microphone from behind.
Big Johnny: ”Ha ha ha! It is I who will be your opponent at Over the Limit. ME! Big Johnny!” Seriously. It’s not Tensai, it’s Big Johnny. I don’t know either, I’m just a guy watching a show that I used to love.
So all three of them attack Cena’s injured arm to the point it’s really injured. Then Big Johnny slams it with a chair on top of the steel stairs. And that’s what we’re left with. You figure it out. I’m spent.
Overall score: Truly this wasn’t a horrible segment, it really did go towards setting up the inevitable showdown that has to happen to reign in Big Johnny’s General Managing of Terror. Leaving Tensai out of the matchup was a great idea because he’s literally the worst thing I’ve seen in a long time. And I’ve seen Hornswoggle’s pasty white thighs jiggling just last week.
In all, not a terrible show, but the Beat The Clock challenge just reeks of a gimmick that allows them to put on super short matches and sell it like that’s the entire point of the thing. Rather than put some younger, fresher stars on TV tonight, and limit the big names to supporting and talking roles, they gave us this crap.
It’s one of the few RAWs since Wrestlemania where I wasn’t completely disappointed in what I witnessed. Storylines are getting built for a change, and that’s truly a good thing.
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