10-12-2012, 05:51 PM
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
The Champ is Here! Counting down the Top 25 Matches of John Cena's Career
So, while I've been posting list after list, I've managed to get a hefty amount of Wrestling watched over the past few months or so. The whole "WWE Championship" and "World Heavyweight Championship" lists were extremely fun, so I decided to kinda make it my thing, because well....I just really fucking love lists for some reason
This is going to be my first Superstar feature, and these lists will indeed feature both PPV AND TV bouts over the Superstar's career. Who am I going to start this off with ? None other than the current face of the WWE and one of the most polarizing figures in wrestling history ; John Cena. Yeah I know "Let's Go Cena/Cena Sucks" has certainly become a staple at practically every live event nowadays, but I'm going to take personal preference aside and just look at the quality of Cena's matches and not his gimmick/character in itself. I believe that Cena is one of the true "great" workers of our time, and his match catalogue is up there with some of the all time greats. Let's get this thing started..
"Will Mysterio's dream become a nightmare?"
vs Rey Mysterio (Raw 2011) : *** 3/4
"HBK just superkicked Cena on top of Orton!"
vs Randy Orton vs Edge vs Shawn Michaels (Backlash 2007) : ****
"HBK and Angle are cancelling each other out"
vs Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle (Taboo Tuesday 2005) : ****
"Triple H unloads...PEDIGREE!"
vs Triple H (Raw 2009) : ****
"Cena has the odds stacked against him once again"
Team WWE vs Team Nexus (Summerslam 2010) : ****
"Cena has all the reason to be paranoid"
vs Shawn Michaels (Raw 2009) : ****
"Triple H, tonight I'm gonna do it AGAIN"
vs Triple H (Night of Champions 2008) : ****
"Kevin Nash just screwed CM Punk"
vs CM Punk (Raw 2011) : ****
"Cena, I WILL Pin you!"
vs Randy Orton (No Way Out 2008) : ****
"Can Cena and Michaels co-exist?"
w/Shawn Michaels vs Batista & The Undertaker (No Way Out 2007) : ****
"Michaels just kicked the game's head off!"
vs Shawn Michaels vs Triple H (Survivor Series 2009) : ****
"What is it going to take to keep these men down?"
vs Edge (Last Man Standing ; Backlash 2009) : ****
"Why wasn't I the face of the WWE?"
vs Batista (Wrestlemania XXVI) : ****
"It's all on the line! Can the game hold on?"
vs Triple H (Wrestlemania XXII) : ****
"That isn't fair to Batista!"
vs Batista (Last Man Standing ; Extreme Rules 2010) : ****
"Behold the King...The King of Kings"
vs Edge vs Triple H (Backlash 2006) : ****
"They've been going for nearly a damn hour now!"
vs Shawn Michaels (Raw 2007) : **** 1/4
"The Showstopper's going for a ride!"
vs Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania XXIII) : **** 1/4
"JBL, you're going to SQUEAL the words I QUIT!"
vs JBL (I Quit ; Judgment Day 2005) : **** 1/4
"BYGAWD CENA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!"
vs Edge (TLC ; Unforgiven 2006) : **** 1/4
vs CM Punk (Night of Champions 2012) : **** 1/4
"Umaga's Frothing from the mouth!"
vs Umaga (Last Man Standing ; Royal Rumble 2007) : **** 1/2
"There can only be one WWE Champion"
vs CM Punk (Summerslam 2011) : **** 1/2
"Have we ever seen Cena manhandled like this?"
vs Brock Lesnar (Extreme Rules ; Extreme Rules 2012) : **** 3/4
"Cena says NOT THIS WAY"
vs CM Punk (Money in the Bank 2011) : *****
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
10-12-2012, 06:32 PM
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I agree with the top 2, but can't fathom the Mysterio match being on the bottom of that list. Shit that's a contender for Cena's top 5, alongside the Umaga match and then competing against the 2 HBK matches from 2007. Orton NWO 2008 match is golden, but their Summerslam 2007 match should really be on there imo ahead of both Edge matches as well as a few more on that list, namely the Backlash 4 way (good, but not better than Cena/Orton), the HBK Raw 09 match as well as as the Survivor Series 09 triple threat. Nice to see the HHH NOC 2008 match made it, always preferred it to Wrestlemania 22 aside from the Chicago crowd. Also good to see the RVD ONS match didn't make it, aside from Cena being ridiculously good in it and the ECW crowd making for a special atmosphere I've never really thought of it as one of his best matches and always get a little curious why so many list it as one of his best, memorable perhaps but certaintly not in terms of output, that being said RVD sucks pretty bad so I'm not surprised I don't really like the match all that much.
Don't really think the Batista matches should be there, much prefer the Lashley GAB 2007 match in terms of Cena working a modern day Babyface vs Babyface super main event, its also one of Cena's better career carryjobs. Both HBK matches would be ahead of the Edge TLC and the JBL I Quit match, would probably have them ahead of both Punk matches (Summerslam and NOC) as well.
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