Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Randy Orton vs John Cena (Bragging Rights 2009, Ironman match) - ****
A great match to be fair. It was a bit divided with Orton in control of the middle of the hour and Cena pretty much dominating the last 20 minutes while also forgetting to sell the ass-whopping he received from Orton. But overall, it's highly enjoyable for a match that lasts one hour. There were also some cool spots, most of all when Orton was messing with the pyro-technique by the ramp. A great 'psycho heel' performance by him where he destroyed Cena during his offense and even busted him open in the PG era. Cena then made his usual comeback but this one was a lot longer and was not as simple as 5 moves of doom --> pinfall --> victory. I think the finish was kind of stupid, though. Regardless of how much pain you are in, it's just stupid no matter how you look at it to tap out 5 seconds before the time expires. If Orton held on for about 30 seconds, he could have easily gone 5 seconds more. In such cases, the best finish would be Cena giving an FU, Orton kicks out, there's 10 seconds left, Cena gives him another FU and quickly pins him in the last 5 seconds to get the victory.