While CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio, the current WWE Champion, feel like mid-carders, John Cena continues to main event Monday Night Raw.
John Cena was obviously unhappy that the Miz and R-Truth jumped him last night at Vengeance. Their interference assisted Del Rio in beating Cena to retain the WWE Championship.
Tonight on Raw, Cena made it clear to John Laurinaitis that he wanted some revenge on the Awesome Truth. He was given the opportunity, but instead lost the match.
However even though he lost tonight’s battle, the war will continue. At Survivor Series, John Cena will be teaming up with the Rock to face the Miz and R-Truth.
I just sit here confused. The Miz and R-Truth were just feuding with CM Punk and now they are facing John Cena and the Rock? The ONE storyline the WWE had that was interesting just threw out their top rising star and inserted tried and true John Cena.
The argument the last few months has been that even though CM Punk was not in the WWE title picture, at least he was the center of the biggest storyline created in years. Now Punk has been kicked to the curb, and John Cena will be the phoenix that rises from the ashes to defeat evil incarnate, aka the Awesome Truth.
I am VERY happy to see Punk going for the WWE Championship, but Creative is missing the point. The focus should be on making the WWE title credible and having it as the top focal point of the WWE. It does little for Punk if the WWE is going to have every pay-per-view center around John Cena, regardless if he is in the title picture or not.
It’s fitting that Punk pays tribute to the “Macho Man” Randy Savage with the elbow drop; he is to Cena what Randy Savage was to Hulk Hogan in the early nineties.
Oh, the WWE will give Punk the title, just as Savage was given the belt at WrestleMania 8, but Cena will need to share the stage just like Hogan did during Savage’s second run as WWE Champion.
John Cena and the Rock’s storyline will dominate all events through WrestleMania and will overshadow CM Punk’s rivalry with Alberto Del Rio. The problem isn’t necessarily John Cena, so much as Creative’s inability to make the WWE Championship mean something again.
Honestly, who believes the Awesome Truth have any chance against two men who held over 20 championships combined?