Ziggler only won at TLC because of a AJ interference. Stop digging for straws to defend Cena. And yes the matches they had on Raw did matter because they buried Ziggler. It was pathetic seeing Ziggler hit at least 3 finishers on Cena and each time he kicked out. Yet all it took was one AA for Cena to defeat Ziggler. Give me a fucking break.
Not to mention the help Ziggler had from Big E AND AJ on those Raw matches. Cena overcame 3 people and multiple finishers from both Ziggler and Big E...and one AA later and it was over.
Absolutely inexcusable booking for someone who you're trying to push as your future WHC. Watch, when Ziggler SHOCKINGLY has no interest or momentum when he does win the title, everyone backstage will be scratching their heads wondering why. I don't care if it is the golden douche, if you don't want either guy to lose, don't fucking book them to face each other. God, is that such a hard concept to grasp, Vince? Same with Ryback and Punk at HIAC. Punk couldn't lose the title and Ryback couldn't lose to keep his momentum alive. What happened? They booked themselves into a corner and booked themselves out with an absolutely insulting twist via Brad Maddox (whom they just threw away once he had served his purpose), Ryback lost and look at him now. He's just another guy jobbing out in every major feud he's in.
This is why Cena's character is cancerous to the Fed. You can't work with him. Either he wins and comes out ahead, or the opponent wins, Cena no sells it like a prick and steals all the heat back for himself and the other guy is no further ahead than before, or worse, further back. What other character in wrestling history has there been like this? One who its virtually impossible to pair someone with because of the damage being in a feud with him causes the opposition. None. And why? Because its a fucking retarded character. One of the fundamental concepts of wrestling is that both wrestlers in a feud have to play off of each other to further both of them. Sure only one will win the feud, and occasionally one wrestler may not get as much out of it in hopes of furthering the other guy even more. Ideally, both wrestlers will come out looking better. Cena is the only person in history whose character is an actual poison to his competition. Even Hogan, being the notorious backstage politicker, acted like shit that happened to him was a big deal. That's why its well remembered.
Cena, right now, might as well say to the audience "don't bother caring about what happens to me. After all, I don't." What the hell kind of message is that? This is the #1 guy in the industry, the face of the company and the main connection to the fans, and his actions basically convey that we shouldn't care about what happens to him. Brilliant. THAT is why he's the worst #1 guy in history.