Survivor Series—WWE Championship Match: Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton with John Cena as the Special Referee
Now, how did we get here?
Let's find out.
It all started at Hell in a Cell, where Wade Barrett had to go against John Cena in a one-on-one match. If Cena won, Nexus would disband, but if Cena lost, he would have to join Nexus.
Cena was determined to win and help get rid of the Nexus because they seemed to be a threat to the WWE. Nexus had ruined Cena's chances of winning any gold, so he accepted a match against the leader of the Nexus, Wade Barrett. Cena was expecting it to be the culmination of all of the times that the Nexus had ruined the matches occurring in the WWE.
He was determined and showed it during their Hell in a Cell encounter. He was on the verge of victory when two assailants, Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris, interfered and helped Barrett win. There was a stipulation that if any of the Nexus members interfered, then Barrett would have lost, but McGillicutty and Harris weren't part of Nexus. They did it unknowingly to the rest of the Nexus.
In the end, all that mattered was that Cena lost and Nexus was still one.
The next night on Monday Night Raw, there was a battle royal to determine the Number 1 contender for Randy Orton's WWE title. But earlier that evening, before the match had occurred, Cena was in a tag match with Michael Tarver.
After the match, Cena took out Tarver and said that he was taking down Nexus from the inside, but his promise was eventually stopped by the Anonymous GM who emailed Cole that if Cena did not follow Barrett's orders, he would be fired.
During the battle royal, Cena was told by Barrett to protect him—which he did—but he found a loophole in the order. He eliminated Otunga and Barrett told him what was he doing. Cena replied that the order was to protect Barrett, not Nexus. Cena helped Barrett from elimination during the battle royal and it eventually came down to the two of them. Barrett ordered Cena to eliminate himself. Unwillingly, Cena did and Barrett became the No. 1 contender.
During the weeks leading up to the match for the WWE Championship at Bragging Rights between Barrett and Orton, Cena was forced to do more services for Barrett. Humiliated and embarrassed, Barrett told Cena that he would have to be at ringside at Bragging Rights to help him win. Eventually, Bragging Rights time came and it was time for the match. Cena then attacked Barrett to help Barrett win by getting Orton disqualified.
On RAW, Barrett had retrieved a rematch due to him winning at Bragging Rights. There would be a referee chosen by Barrett or Orton, depending on who won between Orton and any member of Nexus. Barrett chose Cena to represent Nexus and Cena had to fight.
Cena won the match when Barrett, who was at ringside, pulled Cena and attacked him. Since Cena had won, Barrett was allowed to choose the special referee. He chose none other than John Cena.
Barrett had already planned this, knowing that Cena has found many loopholes in his orders. To prevent any further loopholes and a greater chance for Barrett to win the title, he added two stipulations to the match: If Barrett won, Barrett would become WWE Champion and Cena would be free of Nexus; but if Orton won, Cena would be fired. Either way, Barrett would benefit from the match.
At Survivor Series, it will be be Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship with John Cena as the special referee. During the match, Cena has two choices, Wade Barrett has two ways to win and Randy Orton has two ways to help determine the outcome of the match, win or lose.
Who will win when everyone involved has something on the line?