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Before we get to the main event, we get a replay of The Big Show's termination from Monday. He sure knows how to turn on the water works, doesn't he?
I assume that most of the readers here at Bleacher Report are adults, teenagers at least. Therefore, if you're reading this, you likely understand the necessity of a villain such as John Laurinaitis.
Depending on your particular taste, you may hate him, but chances are, you love to hate him. But the little kids, the ones barely old enough to understand that wrestling is "fake," have a completely different take.
Case 1: My co-worker has a nine-year-old that watches WWE religiously. As she informed me of this, she really drove the point home when she talked about this week's episode of Raw. After The Big Show was fired, her son was literally crying about it. When she asked him about it, he expressed as much disdain for Johnny Ace as he did affection for The Big Show.
Case 2: SmackDown! is a tradition in my family, in that it is the one time every week I visit my nephews and spend time with them. When Caleb, age five, watched this Raw Rewind, he, too, started leaking from the eyes. He then listed several violent things he wanted to do to Johnny Ace that I legally can't print here. Although he is fully aware that the show is "fake," his feelings for Johnny Ace are anything but.
I can't remember any wrestler of the last few years who got as much heat as Johnny gets. He's too hot of a commodity to take off of television now, which is just one of the reasons I think WWE has a swerve planned for his match at OTL.
PREDICTION: The stipulations for John vs. John at OTL have been stated very clearly: if Johnny loses, he's terminated. If anyone interferes, they're terminated. But you can't terminate someone for interfering if they've already been terminated, right?
After Cena plays around with Johnny for a few minutes, The Big Show storms to the ring to destroy the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. After he chokeslams his former boss in the middle of the ring, John Cena is disqualified.
Johnny Ace wins, Cena doesn't have to lay down for him, and The Big Show isn't currently employed so he can't be fired. Seems to me to be a perfect fit.
[Ed: per the comments left, this match can't end with Cena getting disqualified. Read my updated prediction for the end of John vs. John here.