GSM: The stipulation states that if John Cena emerges victorious, John Laurinaitis will be fired by Vince McMahon. However, if Big Show pulls out the victory, Cena will be fired instead.
As much as I dislike this rehashed rivalry and the wrestlers involved in it, they've done a decent job in building some sort of interest towards it. With the multiple stipulations attached to it as well as the fact that it will contested inside a Steel Cage, it could quite possibly be overbooking galore.
This, too, could go either way, but it'd seem illogical to take Cena off television for the time being with the roster being so thin at the moment. That being said, I expect for Cena to (yet again) defeat Show and send Big Johnny to the back of the unemployment line.
SiD: Readers, raise your hand if you are interested in this match. Let me count: one, two—yes, not many.
After Big Show turned heel for the nth time, WWE is describing this as the "darkest days in history." Seriously? Personal issues aside, this match being contested under a steel cage and having a stipulation adds to the flair of the match, but will not change the outcome. Cena and Show will have a 30-minute match, with Big Show dominating for most of the time.
In the end, it will be Super Cena defeating Big Show and relieving Mr John Laurinaitis of his duties. While this may seem a bad booking decision for Big Show's heel turn, this is obvious since it has been reported that Mr Laurinaitis will play a role of an on-air talent, instead of the former Executive VP of Talent Relations and the GM of Raw and SD.
There's another stipulation saying that Cena will be fired if he loses the match. That strengthens my prediction all the more, and I firmly believe that Cena will walk out of No Way Out as the victor.
Massey: If Big Show loses, Laurinaitis is fired; if John Cena loses, he’s fired. I can see Cena being fired here, but it would likely only last for a couple of weeks, as per usual.
Reading the dirt sheets suggests that Cena would benefit from time off to deal with divorce proceedings and personal issues, as well as nursing some injuries. On the other hand, if Laurinaitis was fired, we’d need a new Raw general manager, we’d lose a potential stable leader, and as annoying as I find Laurinaitis, I think him being fired tomorrow would be a bit boring.
However, I do think Cena will win and Laurinaitis will be fired. Teddy Long will likely replace Laurinaitis as Raw General Manager and Johnny may make a return later in the year.
I would like to see Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make an appearance in this pay-per-view, and I predict it will be in this match. Maybe Brock could help Cena win by zeroing in on Big Show. Now there’s a feud revival I’d like to see.
In terms of the match, it won’t be technically great and will probably be quite slow, building up to a big climax where Cena lifts Big Show for the 1500th time and someone interferes.
Scaccia: Okay, I’m going to cut to the chase. Big Show and Cena inside a steel cage will be a slow match in comparison to the pay-per-view's other matches. If Show loses, then Laurinaitis is fired as GM.
While I would love to see Laurinaitis fired and replaced with someone like Stephanie McMahon or Paul Heyman, I do not think Show will be losing. If Cena loses, Laurinatis says that he will fire Cena on Raw. I think that is what will happen.
Cena will once again be “fired.” I wonder how long it will last this time?
Overall Consensus: Cena-3, Show-1