John Cena and Bray Wyatt Promos
The most interesting feud in WWE, strictly from a quality of promos stance, is the one between Cena and Wyatt. On Monday night, they added more intrigue to their newly announced steel cage match at the upcoming Extreme Rules.
First things first, however. Yes, Cena's comedy dragged down the promo, especially once the photos of Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan were put up on the TitanTron. With that said, the manner in which Cena completely flipped the promo around and became intensely serious brought the entire ordeal home strongly.
Wyatt was outstanding, as usual, and really showed just how outstanding of a performer he really is. A lengthy promo in front of a live audience can undo some, especially when their best work has typically come in pre-taped segments. Wyatt, however, was incredible and only thrived by feeding off of both Cena and the crowd.
A great way to set up what should be a great match at the May 4 live special.
Rediscovering the Monster
After being berated by Stephanie McMahon for revealing that The Authority had a hand in the Director of Operations' beatdown of The Shield, Kane channeled his inner monster and retrieved his mask from the glass display case in The Authority's office.
The return of the Big Red Monster should present Bryan with a challenger that he can easily overcome at Extreme Rules before moving onto Triple H, Orton or Batista in the weeks and months that follow.
Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista reformed Evolution on Monday night and wasted little time in sending a message to the other dominant trio in WWE, The Shield. They left Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns lying unconscious in the center of the ring and posed to close out the show.
With three former WWE and World Heavyweight champions combining to reunite in a trio that once controlled the landscape of professional wrestling, the challenge for The Shield is greater than ever. Will they be overcome three future Hall of Famers and restore justice to WWE?
An Ultimate Tribute
WWE's tribute to the Ultimate Warrior was an incredibly classy gesture. The company and its performers honored the memory of one of wrestling's greatest characters to start the show and the several highlight videos were aired throughout the show.
One of the most shocking and unexpected deaths in recent memory, Warrior's demise stunned the wrestling world, and WWE has done an outstanding job of memorializing him since last Tuesday.