I thought Raw was much improved tonight and some of the reason had to do with CM Punk not whining as much. I found Punk to be much more “real” tonight.
AJ created a match pitting CM Punk and John Cena against Big Show and Daniel Bryan. I was surprised to see Cena and Punk work together, despite trying to one-up each other during the match.
CM Punk even left without stabbing John Cena in the back tonight. In fact, he saved Cena from the Big Show in an unexpected display of trust.
The interesting moment of the night came when CM Punk put his hand out to Cena for a handshake and it was ignored. Cena stared at Punk’s hand, and this only irritated the WWE Champion to the point that he left the ring in disgust.
Why would Cena ignore the handshake?
In theory I completely understand why, but it just came across as a powerful moment because it was John Cena who ignored the handshake. You know, the same John Cena who has a reputation for always doing the right thing? Yeah, that one.
I do not want to make this into a “John Cena heel turn” conversation. I will never believe that.
Still, I had to pause and question the move. Obviously, Cena would not want to trust CM Punk since they will be fighting in less than a week. However, everyone got on Punk for not saving Cena a few weeks ago, so I just want to see if those same people will jump on John for “not doing the right thing.”
What did you make of John Cena ignoring CM Punk’s handshake?