Here is a match that I was both excited about and deathly afraid of. If played right, this match could hurtle R-Truth onto a whole new level. Played wrong, and Cena could once again come off as a Superman and Truth's push could be dead.
Needless to say, Truth took complete control over the opening 10 minutes of the match. (A side note... why is R-Truth still wearing his "What's Up" jeans?) Truth looked dang impressive during the beat-down as well. He first continued to duck out of the ring as soon as it seemed Cena was gaining momentum, showing that while mentally unstable, he was still a smart fighter. He continued to work on Cena, hitting him with kicks, slaps, and a leg drop following a hilarious dance by R-Truth, playing to the audience.
Eventually, Cena would begin his sequence, leading up to the Five-Knuckle shuffle, but the AA attempt was countered into a stunner that stopped Cena.Truth would get in a bit more offense and a HUGE scissor kick before the STF locked it. Luckily, Truth made it to the ropes. Truth was able to hit his finisher on Cena, but he kicked out and exited the ring, leading then to the most infuriating finish of the night.
R-Truth picked out his Little Jimmy of the night, stole his John Cena cap, and then stole his drink and sipped it while taunting the audience. He then handed the cup back to the kid, who promptly threw it back in R-Truth's face. While R-Truth sputtered, Cena grabbed him, threw him back into the ring, and hit Truth with the AA to get the pin.
Really? After all of that, R-Truth is finished off by a cup of water? Let's look at the amount of damage they did to one another. Cena maybe hit a total of 8 moves on Truth over the course of the match, while Truth worked him for at least 10 minutes. Why do they have to make John Cena out to be a superhuman wrecking machine? He's like the M. Bison of Street Fighter: moves do less damage, he does twice as much as anyone else, and he somehow manages to win.
Just once, I'd like to see John Cena in a back-and-forth match in which both competitors look good with a number of near-falls and finishes. Truth looked good, and then Truth looked weak. In my eyes, Cena did not look good in that match. This match earns a C because it should have been much more than it was.