We saw a lot of footage and talk of Brock Lesnar tonight. We were reminded that he destroyed Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle and Hulk Hogan.
We were also again reminded of his dominance as a wrestler and as a UFC champion and that he has already bloodied up Cena since his return. WWE clearly don't want us forgetting that Lesnar is a force of nature and this is all real.
Then we have Lesnar put down the crowd, make outlandish demands from John Laurinaitis and truly become the egotistical super-heel.
Was it just me, or was the pop for Cena coming to the ring to interrupt Lesnar's promo, chain in hand, the most positive reaction he has received in a while? How did you rate Lesnar on the mic here? I found him better than I expected.
The whole contact signing all came to a total anticlimax in the end. What a poor way to end Raw before a pay-per-view.
Fortunately, this flat ending was on the back of the WWE using Edge to endorse John Cena.
Edge, despite coming off contract in a couple of days, came to the ring to demand the return of the John Cena who was his biggest rival in the ring.
He wants the dominant superpower we all want to see to disappear and stand up against Lesnar for all the names who ever truly wanted to be wrestlers. I thought for a moment that this would mean Edge asking Cena to change. Sadly, this is not what happened.
This was just a reminder that WWE doesn't want Cena to change. They just want to find way to get him over again with the masses. If that means having forcefully retired crowd favorites pay him compliments and breathe life into him, then so be it. I sincerely hope they come to their senses.
The opening segment between Cena and Edge was great. It was amazing to hear the music for the Rated-R Superstar fire up the crowd and make us all forget about Laurinaitis and Long's bickering. But it is clear what the WWE are doing.
At least it is unclear what will happen at Extreme Rules.
WHAT THEY ARE TELLING US SUMMARY: Brock Lesnar has done it all. He will be unstoppable going into Extreme Rules. He is the biggest, most egotistical heel on the roster.
John Cena is amazing and the best ever. Even Edge said so.