The emergence of Curtis Axel as a repackaged superstar brings back the memories of his late father, Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig.
The return of John Cena on Monday’s Raw gave us a definitive answer of what type of match he and Ryback will compete in at June’s Payback pay-per-view.
Ryback came out last week demanding an ambulance match, but Cena decided to take it two steps further.
Cena announced that they will fight in a “Three Stages of Hell” match, which is a two-out-of-three falls match with different stipulations for each fall. There is no doubt that the match will reach the third and final stipulation, which means the first two matches will be split by the two men.
Without having to watch the beginning of the game for the formal introductions, even the casual NBA fan recognized a familiar face on the floor Tuesday night during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Not those of the world-famous LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, or even Roy Hibbert. The face I’m referring to belonged to infamous NBA referee Joey Crawford.
The fact that Crawford, or any referee for that matter, is a household name should be seen as a disaster. There is no issue with the hardcore fan knowing the name of certain referees, but there are certain officials who are known even by casual fans.
John Cena missed Raw on Monday in order to sell the injuries he received at Extreme Rules but he will surely be back this coming Monday to accept Ryback’s challenge for the Payback pay-per-view in June.
It is a rare occasion for Cena to miss an episode of Raw as he is the poster boy for the WWE and also the favorite of many in the live crowd. It was odd for him and CM Punk to both be absent from Raw on Monday, but Triple H was there to add some star power to the show.
It should be noted that both the WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion were absent from Raw on Monday. Cena was selling his injuries while Dolph Ziggler has to remain at home thanks to Jack Swagger concussing him with a kick to the head.
To stick with the theme of the post I found an example of a much more exciting and surprising return from Cena’s past. It came at the 2008 Royal Rumble when Cena entered last at No. 30 to shock those in the ring. He had been out for a few months due to a torn pectoral muscle and returned far ahead of schedule.
Cena fans and haters alike can remember this return and should be able to appreciate the surprise and genuine shock value of the moment. Even if you prefer the “Cena sucks” chant over “Let’s go Cena,” this video can bring some excitement.
WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view takes place this Sunday and it appears that every member of The Shield will come out of the event with a title around his waist.
Dean Ambrose has a chance to win the United States Championship while Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have the chance to win the Tag Team Championships.