We've all seen it before.
John Cena is down and out; its over. He's crawling around the ring, grabbing the ropes for support like he just woke up after a long night with Charlie Sheen. There's no possible way he's going to win this match, right?
Suddenly, like a seizure of strength, Cena starts flying around the ring, putting his hand in front of his face and beating up everyone in his path. Throw in a surprise STF counter and chalk up another victory for the current king of wrestling.
Sure its exciting for every 12-year-old who can't remember that they saw the same exact thing last week, but for older fans its gotten oh so predictable.
In July and August, we saw two of the best main events in recent wrestling history as CM Punk and Cena put on a wrestling clinic. It put to bed that whole Five Moves of Doom nonsense, and it solidified that a new era was rising in the WWE.
Although Cena was distracted once or twice during those matches, he was practically beaten clean, 1-2-3, right in the middle of the ring. No crazy comebacks, no surprise FUs (I know it's an Attitude Adjustment, but screw that), and no celebration for Cenation.
Change is good. Too bad it didn't last long. One month later, Cena was champ again after beating Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions.
Now, Cena will be defending his title against both Punk and ADR in the first ever triple-threat Hell in a Cell match, and I hope that the WWE does more with this match than just the usual routine. If the WWE really wants to make this PPV worth the money, they'll surprise us all with an incredibly unexpected main event.
Its not that I hate Cena either, like most people around the IWC who have gone through puberty, I just feel there's better options and story lines out there right now than another Cena title run.
There's plenty of ways to go with this, Awesome Truth/Kevin Nash interference, Triple H involvement, maybe even something we haven't even considered.
No matter what it is though, it should end with Cena getting pinned and taking the loss. It was bad idea putting the belt back on him so quickly in the first place.
He's lost the last two HIAC PPV matches he's competed in, so why not? I just can't see another STF, another successful title defense and another night fading out on a happy John Cena.
It's just too predictable at this point.