Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2012
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I stand by my point. Cena winning was fine given what occured at WM and what would occur for Over The Limit. Especially with the story that was told during the build and match wise vs Brock. Brock is a guy who's gonna work about 3 matches with this return. Loses one, wins the other to make up for it. What you say about Cena being fine in losing matches works in the same light with Brock. Especially since the guy he defeated was Triple H and it's been treated as if that was really The Game's final match ever.
Cena only had two ways to go in the match vs Brock. Win and triumph over the downward spiral or lose and continue with the downward spiral. There was no other option.
I doubt WWE would have made Cena lose three times in a row. He was always going to triumph over his short lived downward spiral. Losing to high profile names like Rock and Lesnar doesn't hurt his credibility at all. They give Lesnar a 5 million contract and have him lose in his first match by just 2 moves? It also didn't add to Cena's character at all. Cena said the Rock match meant everything to him and he was selling the loss perfectly fine but then he defeats Lesnar, feuds with John Laurinitis and becomes the same character. It's like nothing happened at all. The Rock loss was meant to have a long term affect on Cena's character but it just lasted a month. It just doesn't make sense to bring a high drawing name like Lesnar and make him lose in his first match since 2004 considering all the hype that was made about him. Yeah sure he made HHH 'retire' but it doesn't change the fact that he lost in his return match against a John Cena that was low on confidence. As I said before, John Cena was always going to triumph at the end but his triumph was just too soon IMO.