This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw might as well have been called “Monday Night Cena,” because John Cena was on screen for about 45 minutes of the two-hour show.
I really don’t dislike the guy, but seeing him on TV every two seconds got really old really quickly.
It would have been OK if anything that Cena participated in on Raw was actually entertaining, but of course, that wasn’t the case.
Perhaps the worst part of the show was having to sit through what will never be a Match of the Year contender: Cena vs. David Otunga.
As much as I like Otunga as a character, his in-ring work is incredibly sloppy, and after missing a few weeks of TV, it appeared to be even worse on this week’s Raw.
Cena vs. Otunga wasn’t as much a match as it was an angle to show that Cena was angry, but no matter how short it was, it was still pretty bad.
Otunga gained control early on after the classic “baby face chases the heel around the ring, heel gets in the ring, face follows and gets beat down by the heel” spot.
John Laurinaitis’ legal counsel then did some baby-oiled flexing, which opened the door for Cena to have one of his quickest comebacks ever. No “You can’t see me” or Five Knuckle Shuffle.
It was a few punches, a splash in the corner, a clothesline, an Attitude Adjustment, an STF and that was all she wrote.
What a classic match, huh?
I get that the WWE wanted to show that Cena was pissed off and did so by having Otunga job to him, but this was one of two matches and about 10 appearances Cena had on the show.
That’s what I like to call Cena Overload.
I would have been fine with it if it resulted in a great TV bout, but all he did was make Otunga look like an idiot in a match that only lasted about two minutes.