Wade Barrett finally got to show us some proper wrestling skill in this match unlike in previous encounters that left much to be desired. Then again it was all down to the result of this match. Had Cena won then most fans would have condemned the WWE as an organisation too scared of taking any risks with the lead face of the company. Merch before entertainment so to speak.
But they did (what I consider) to be the right thing and had Cena lose and become a member of Nexus. The match was surprisingly well contested considering Barrett is relatively new and John Cena... well is John Cena.
I always have to question how WWE interprets its own rules. After all the match stipulation was that if Nexus interfered then Cena would have won instantly. Nexus did appear at ringside and despite not touching Cena did affect the match. It did lead to an amusing section of the show when the WWE locker room poured out and cleaned house leaving Cena and Barrett on their own.
During the match John Cena no-sold the Wasteland and Barrett did the same to the Attitude Adjustment. That's four no sold finishers tonight so far.
The match at one point did look as if Cena was going to get the win, with the STF (one of the worst I have ever seen), before a "fan" jumped into the ring and distracted the ref. Whilst they tried to get him out another "fan" rang along ringside and clocked Cena with a steel pipe. Barrett gets the three count.
I hope that the fact "fans" attacked Cena means WWE will at least go down the heel for adults/face for kids route. After all the amount of kids seen upset at the end of the match showed there is still a lot of popular support for this man no matter what others may think.
NOTE: I have just watched Raw and the "fans" were not fans after all. I won't reveal any more other than it looks as if they are going reluctant heel route.