Best: Cena’s Dueling Chants
The crowd was more mixed than a co-opted line from a Childish Gambino song, and Cena’s LET’S GO CENA CENA SUCKS personal dueling chant was the first time the crowd seemed to come alive after they got their mics turned off for the “We Want Ryder” chants. I put “best” here, but really it could go either way, as Cena gets a legitimate interaction moment from people good or bad, but he’s also overshadowing everything he participates in by being That Guy. Does the crowd care about who Cena’s facing? Nope, they just want to tell him that he sucks. He should just wrestle cardboard cutouts every month and save us the TV time.
Worst: The Actual Wrestling Part of R-Truth
Much like Alex Riley, Truth has a fantastic build up, but what’s he going to do with it? At the end of the day he’s still Ron Killings, and no matter how much personality he shows outside of the ring, he doesn’t show a lot of it inside. In fact, the best part of the entire match was the cheeseball finish, which allowed Truth to step back outside of the ring and become his character. I liked his Ballin’ leg drop (all moves like that with an extended appeal are going to be called the “Ballin’” whatever by me for the rest of my life, thanks for SOMETHING, MVP) and I liked how much he could spin after doing certain things, but yeah, just like Riley, it just wasn’t great.
I almost gave a best to Booker T for mentioning that he “invented” the axe kick, which is the funniest pro graps invention of something since Perry Saturn and Glacier feuded over who invented the superkick.
Best/Worst: Little Jimmy
At your next live WWE event, which would you like to see more
1) Your child as the center of attention, helping John Cena defeat his nemesis
2) Everybody thinking it’s okay to throw shit at the wrestlers
… because both of those things are terrible. I’d probably rather have number two, because it would remind me of WCW, and number one would just remind me of every other thing about children in existence. I hope Raw features R-Truth calling that kid out and beating the hell out of him. You touch the wrestlers, you gon get GOT.
Or at least you should.