Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
John Cena vs CM Punk (WWE RAW 25/2)
Well shit, I absolutely loved this. Starts out like all the other Punk/Cena matches have done with chain wrestling and each guy struggling for the advantage. Cena gets the advantage, but Punk has his number, and that's the story of the first half of the match. Punk cutting Cena off every time was great, the shoulder block dodge, the kick during the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, the DDT etc. All great counter spots from Punk, and a story that these guys have absolutely mastered imo. Then they go into the submission exchange and from that point on it's just brilliant. The counters are superbly done, and the story continues with both guys having the others number, and Punk being Cena's ultimate opponent. Cena busting out the Liger Bomb was an awesome spot, not only did it look fucking great, but it was so perfect for the story these guys tell in the ring. He's never hit that before, never even attempted it, and it showed Cenas wrestling smarts as well as desperation to go for a move he knew would catch Punk off guard and that he wouldn't have a counter for. Same for Punk and the Piledriver which absolutely ruled, and seemed like the ultimate death blow. This is a move we haven't seen in WWE for years and Punk busts it out and the commentators and crowd react accordingly. Awesome. Seabs mentioned the countout tease, and yeah that was really good too despite me knowing the result beforehand. The Rana from Cena concluded the story of the match absolutely perfectly, and yeah it didn't look very good, but it was a brilliant idea and a brilliant way to show Cena thinking on his feet and that on this night, it was him that eventually had Punk's number. The finishing run was just so much fun and this was their best match since Summerslam in 2011. Loved it, great stuff.