John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis
GSM: Although this won't be a wrestling classic by any means, WWE has done a fair job building up to this match. Of course, the promo featuring John Cena and John Laurinaitis last Monday night was garbage, but the pure intensity of this feud has made me forget about that specific segment.
If Laurinaitis loses, he will be terminated, as well as anyone who attempts to interfere on his behalf. That being said, I have no doubt in my mind that either Big Show, Brock Lesnar or some other unemployed Superstar will make their presence felt to aid Laurinaitis in defeating Cena.
RiZE: Mr. Excitement taking on John Cena isn’t what I expected immediately after a program with Brock Lesnar but it hasn’t been a disastrous surprise. I do feel as if the WWE is “shoving Ace down our throats” instead of featuring him in small doses.
His promo segment with Cena was very subpar despite my interest being raised through it. Before the recently added stipulation, I thought Cena would destroy Laurinaitis only to have Lord Tensai interfere on Johnny’s behalf.
The stipulation passed down by the board of directions makes it obvious that the Big Show will be involved in some capacity. I believe Show will cost Cena the match in exchange for regaining his job. The WWE will continue the angle by having Show serve Laurinaitis like HBK served JBL during their program in early 2009. Cena will feud with a reluctant Show that’ll ultimately end in Ace’s termination.
SiD: All I can say is: John will win the match. Seriously, this match has been built in a matter of three weeks with John Laurinaitis getting the upper hand on Cena until the last week, where major stipulations were added by the Board in favor of the face of the WWE.
So, insert the WWE momentum reverse psychology, and poof, you have your winner, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the General Manager of both Raw and Smackdown, Mr John Laurinaitis.
Laurinaitis' job is on the line, and I believe that he is doing a great job in what he is doing, and I would like to think that WWE would like to keep him on TV for more time, since he is attracting a lot of heat.
So, I think John Laurinaitis wins, but since no "superstar" can interfere, either Big Show or Brock Lesnar (they aren't superstars anymore) will interfere, and make Laurinaitis annihilate Cena.
Massey: Is anybody looking forward to this? I feel like I’m cheating with this prediction because I think it’s a given that Big Show will interfere on Laurinaitis’ behalf. This would enable Laurinaitis to pick up the victory, turn Big Show heel and keep the feuds with Laurinaitis alive!
Although, knowing the WWE, Laurinaitis will lose, never be seen again and WWE will return to normality, otherwise known as mediocrity.
John Laurinaitis has been reported to be in training for this match so we may see that the voice of the people has actually got some skills in the ring and he might even outwrestle Cena in places.
I think they have the ability to make it more entertaining than it looks on paper and with an interference to help the ending I don’t think this will be the car crash everyone is expecting. I think John Laurinaitis has to win in order for the WWE to make sense.
Scaccia: I really like what the WWE has done by making Laurinaitis an overpowering boss. The current stipulations of the match state that any superstar who interferes in the match will be fired. Luckily for Big Show, Laurinaitis fired him last week which means Big Show will interfere in the match. I think Show will help Big Johnny win as an attempt to get his job back.
Big Show has shown that he will do anything to keep his job. So helping Laurinaitis win is not a stretch for him. Some rumors are swirling around about a possible Batista return. Batista’s last match was against John Cena at Over the Limit 2010.
A Batista return seems like a plausible idea and it may happen. If he does return, he will attack Cena. Either way, Cena will lose this match because someone will interfere costing him the match.
Overall Consensus: Laurinaitis-5, Cena-0