WWE fans had the choice to have John Cena face one, two or three members of The Wyatt Family. They went the sadistic route, pitting him against Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
Backstage, Wyatt cackled about the bitter taste of truth and his desire for change. He proclaimed that The Wyatt Family stands against Cena.
He also said that he would take Cena's followers from him.
Renee Young later interviewed Cena backstage. He said he respected the WWE Universe while wearing a sad-dog expression. Cena told Wyatt that he should never count him out.
Once the bout began, all three members of the Wyatt clan stomped on Cena. Harper bashed him with forearms and Rowan slammed him before Wyatt danced with him in the ring.
Harper's next turn saw him miss a wild uppercut, after which Cena hit a suplex. His offense didn't last, though.
The Wyatt Family traded chances to use Cena as a punching bag.
Cena fought back with a DDT to Harper. Wyatt came in seething, planting Cena into the mat. "The Eater of Worlds" then took the time to sing to the crowd.
The former champ made an impressive comeback, looking as if he was going to pull out the upset. Harper and Rowan started attacking him rather than let him pin Wyatt. Wyatt cradled Cena's head in his arms as he sang and sneered.
Cena wins via disqualification.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
"What have we become? Just a nation full of mindless sheep, led by wolves and owned by pigs."—Wyatt.
"It will not matter which monster has the longest teeth or the sharpest claws."—Wyatt.
Wyatt slow dances with a woozy Cena.
"The Wyatt Family destroying Cena live on Raw."—Michael Cole.
Wyatt holds an unconscious Cena in his arms and sings, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."
The match impressed even for how one-sided it was, but the real entertainment was the character work. Cena is beginning to seem more resigned in this feud, unhappy that his fanbase is leaning more and more toward Wyatt.
Wyatt showed off a wide range of skills, reciting a dark poem on the mic and unsettling the audience with his odd behavior in the ring.
The image of him holding Cena's head in his arms and singing is one of the best of the year. He and Cena head into Extreme Rules, just as they did at WrestleMania, with a show-stealing story.