Backstage, Bray Wyatt asked John Cena how he could harm him, if he can't feel. He then ranted in his usual unsettling style.
When Cena prepared for the match in the locker room, he thought he saw Erick Rowan in his sheep's mask staring at him. There was nothing there, but Cena was clearly spooked.
Luke Harper glared at Cena once the match began.
The big man head-butted and smacked the former world champion. Cena tried to slug his way out of trouble, but a backbreaker brought him back to the mat.
Harper dominated Cena, snuffing out every offensive run.
Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment, but Harper superkicked his head backward. He went for the STF, but Harper kicked him out of the ring.
The fan favorite survived Harper's biggest moves, though.
He powered out of a superplex attempt, punched his way free and hit a flying legdrop. Cena was too drained to do much more right after that.
A clothesline that hurt Cena's own arm had Harper in trouble, but the lights went off just as he tried to follow up the Attitude Adjustment.
The Wyatt Family tied Cena in the ropes, making him wear a sheep mask.
The match ends in a no-contest.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
"I am the way into the city of woe."—Wyatt.
"Let's go Harper!"—the Brooklyn fans.
Harper hits a nasty superkick.
Harper dives onto Cena through the ropes.
Cena's face crashed into the mat courtesy of Harper throwing him down.
An excellent showing by both Harper and Cena had the fans engaged and thrilled. This was even better than their battle on Friday's SmackDown and likely a preview of the vicious, hard-hitting kind of action we will see with Wyatt vs. Cena at WrestleMania.
WWE continues to excel at this story.
The image of Cena in the mask was haunting. It's an embarrassment that will fuel Cena in the future, and in terms of right now, it paints The Wyatt Family as a dangerous crew.