Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Feb 2010
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I wonder if the Extreme Rules DVD censors the blood with the black and white screen?
Cena/Brock isn't only MOTY imo but it is also feud of the year. I believe WWE gave us Cena/Brock as a way of saying sorry for giving us that piece of crap Cena/Rock.
You see,every feud in wresting is designed to make money. However, the company doesn't directly tell you it to your face. And that's what they did with Cena/Rock. What was a feud marked by hatred in 2011, became a marketing tool by 2012. It didn't even feel like a feud. There was no heat nothing. WWE told us upfront, "Hey, we're only doing this for the money!" The performances by Rida and MGK didn't help either. Not to mention the match sucked. From an in-ring standpoint, it wasn't a bad match. Actually it was pretty good. But it didn't tell the story it was supposed to tell. Point is, Cena/Rock blew and WWE wasted a year. Did they make a lot of money? Hell yeah! But they didn't squeeze every penny possible out of it.
Cena/Brock on the other hand was a feud. There was heat. The 3 weeks leading up to Cena/Brock was by far the 3 best weeks of the year and of all time. Reminded me of Punk/Cena build from 2011. It had that same intensity. It had heat. Cena/Brock turned it up a lot more though and it went from heat to scorching hot. From Lesnar attacking Cena, to the big brawl on RAW, everything about this feud screamed "big fight" Here, WWE made money without telling you like it is. You just had to put out the money for Cena/Lesnar. It was a feud.
I believe, since the feud was so early in the year, that a lot of people have forgotten it by now but if you look back on it, it is one of the best booked feuds (or match in this case) of all time. Cena/Brock not only gets MOTY from me but Feud of The Year as well.