WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Results: Was John Cena Able to Rise Above Kane's Hate?

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: WWE Superstar John Cena throws the ceremonial first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they play the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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John Cena had a lot stacked against him tonight, as he was booed from the get-go while he made his way to the ring for his match with Kane.

Kane did not necessarily get a face pop, but more fans in attendance were clearly behind the Big Red Monster tonight.

Several times throughout the match the crowd chanted "Let's go Cena, Cena sucks." It really seemed to make no difference, as Kane was in control for the early part of the match.

Both men had their fair share of attempted finishers, but neither man was able to hit theirs. The match ended in a double count-out, as Kane and Cena fought to the backstage area.

Kane beat down Cena with a chair mercilessly before setting his sights on Zack Ryder. He broke down the door to Ryder's room and attacked him.

He smothered Ryder and then rolled his wheel chair back out to the ring as Cena was still down in the back.

He threw Ryder in the ring and Eve came down trying to plead with Kane not to keep attacking Ryder. It did not work, as Kane lifted Ryder up and drove him head first into the mat with a Tombstone Piledriver.

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He turned to Eve but Cena ran down to make the save. It kept the attention off of Eve, but he ended up eating a choke slam for his efforts.

Ryder and Cena laid in the ring as officials tried to help them recover. Ryder played up his broken back after the attack as Eve looked over him.

I was a little disappointed in how the match ended since it did not seem to last all that long and ended in a double count-out.

The post-match segment was good and it keeps the door open for Cena and Kane to feud through the Elimination Chamber before Cena goes into 'Mania to face The Rock.

What did you think of the match between Kane and Ryder?

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