WWE No Way Out 2012: Big Show Just Another Pawn in John Cena's Game

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2012

photo: wwe.com
photo: wwe.com

At No Way Out, the main event pitted John Cena against the Big Show in a match of high stakes. If Big Show lost Raw/SmackDown General manager John Laurinaitis would be fired. Cena would experience that same fate if he were to lose, bringing a small element of interest to the match.

Seemingly, the recent heel turn of Big Show was the beginning of what could have been the best part of his career, albeit with the twilight shoot-style convincing promos the audience, Cena, as well as Vince McMahon, believed his sudden transformation would be successful.

No so fast.

At the end of the No Way Out pay-per-view, Cena reigned supreme once again, Laurinaitis was fired, and Big Show was just another pawn in Cena's chess game. This marks the fifth-consecutive main event PPV match revolved around Cena.

Wrestlinginc.com recently reported what is next for the Big Show:

CM Punk is reportedly scheduled to wrestle the Big Show at Summerslam.

If this reports pans out to be true, there is a slim chance that the Big Show will go over Punk, as a stage such as SummerSlam will also utilize him as a giant to be slayed.

The Big Show being used as a prop to put people over does nothing for his heel turn. Anyone can be a dominant, intimidating heel for the purposes of putting someone over and getting nothing in return. What makes his turn relevant is if there are actually credible wins before being set up for a loss.

What benefit do you see in Big Show's heel turn? Comment below.

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