Sunday night's steel cage clash between John Cena and Big Show has been wildly over-hyped and is not worthy of main event status at 2012's WWE No Way Out.
Although the stipulation that WWE chairman Vince McMahon laid down on last Monday's Raw SuperShow (If Big Show loses, General Manager of Raw and Smackdown John Laurinaitis is fired) adds some intrigue to the match, the steel cage concept is just too worn out.
Given the clashing styles both wrestlers bring to the table, it's seemed only fitting that the WWE would implement some sort of rare gimmick to make for a truly entertaining match.
But they didn't.
Is John Cena vs. Big Show an acceptable main event for No Way Out?
Meanwhile, fans will be extremely excited to see CM Punk square off against Kane and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. CM Punk's increasing star power makes that match the main event in my book.
Sure there is history and bad blood between Cena and Big Show, after Big Show's epic choke slam at Backlash in 2009 and of course WrestleMania XX, where Cena stripped Big Show of his title. However, the steel cage hardly seems the place to settle the score.
There are far too many ways to win a steel cage match, and fans run the risk of witnessing a fluke victory or perhaps a dissatisfying result.
In addition to the potential for a lackluster end to the night between Cena and Big Show, Big Show's destruction of Cena at Over the Limit last month almost certainly guarantees that he'll receive a thorough beatdown from a revenge-minded WWE superstar in Cena.
The stage is set for a predictable outcome in the main event at No Way Out, something that can't be said about the triple threat title match featuring a rising star and champion in CM Punk.
Whatever the outcome at the Izod Center in New Jersey this weekend, John Cena vs. Big Show is hardly worthy of being considered a main event.
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