Monday Night Raw was in a state of bedlam during a matchup with John Cena and C.M. Punk. Cena had Punk in the Attitude Adjuster when he saw NXT's new breakout star Wade Barrett.
The rookies were coming into the ring from all over. Cena knew something was amiss when he saw Barrett waving his hand for someone to come out.
The other rookies came out.
At first, it looked like the rookies were there to give Cena a hand because Punk had Serena and Luke Gallows.
It wasn't long before Cena, the announcers, ring announcer, and time-keeper, knew that it wasn't just a random act of violence.
These rookies wanted to make a statement, and that, they did.
Cena was surrounded by the rookies—all eight of them. It wasn't just Cena that got a beatdown—I thought Punk set this up until I saw him get the hell beat out of him, too.
Luke Gallows, Jerry Lawler, anyone near or inside the ring, felt the rookies' wrath. No one knows what provoked this rash of violence.
The announcer's table was torn apart, the ring ropes, mats, chairs, tables, mats inside the ring, were no exception to these rookies.
Punk climbed in the ring and got beat on again. No one is sure or not if Punk went back in there to help Cena or to help the rookies.
That arena looked like a hurricane went through there. The WWE Universe looked on in horror.
Here's a few questions: Where was security? Was this a set-up, and if so, who is behind it? And why?
Michael Cole got out of there before the rookies got him, which is strange. The rookies would have seen him and he would've gotten his share of blows.
It doesn't make any sense to me, why the rookies would do this to the extent that they did.
Was Kane behind this because his brother, the Undertaker, was attacked? Kane vowed to get everyone that he may have thought would hurt his brother.
Cena was carried out of the ring on a stretcher. He was in a world of pain. Seems like the rookies wanted to put Cena out of commission.
Again I ask, where was the security? Why didn't anyone come out and try to do something? Will Vinnie Mac get to the bottom of this disaster and do something about it? Where was Bret Hart?
If the rookies wanted to make a statement, this was the wrong way to do it. Matt Stryker said that it was very unprofessional and disrespectful.
I think that it's safe to speak for the WWE Universe when I say that there are too many questions and not enough answers.
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