I thought the Cena/Reigns segment on Raw was good tv. Cena on the mic, especially in his current who gives a strawberry float attitude stage, has made for some good feuds. The match doesn't interest me as much as the current blurring of lines stuff. Still surprised we are getting the match so soon.
Cena was bang-on and his side of the promo was excellent. Reigns was clearly a bit shellshocked but pulled it round toward the end of his part. I don't see this as Cena trying to bury or undermine Roman though, rather he/WWE is trying to use this feud to get the best out of him because he's so rarely been working close to his potential.
Hopefully that's the plan for this feud, and I hope it builds to Mania because of the most likely feuds for Reigns this looks the best option other than a Shield triple threat.
No Mercy looking like it could be one of the best cards of the year. Good that they're doing Cena/Reigns and Brock/Strowman already, that's part of what made the attitude era work, there was no waiting around with feuds because they couldn't wait in case people turned to WCW while waiting. Today they shouldn't wait because people end up not caring about the same old matches and just turn away full stop.
I like Cena but the camera cuts to him laughing or pulling a wacky face at the crowd after every line his opponent fires back with are annoying. I know he loves the old "lol fourth wall breaks" stuff but this was possibly the only time I've seen Roman get a little fired up and I still can't maintain interest because Cena's reactions make the entire thing look like he's just taking the piss.
I'm glad they didn't ignore that Reigns' gripe with Cena is exactly the same gripe everyone else has had with him forever. It's got boring to be honest, whoever feuds with Cena says exactly the same thing.
captain red dog wrote:I'm glad they didn't ignore that Reigns' gripe with Cena is exactly the same gripe everyone else has had with him forever. It's got boring to be honest, whoever feuds with Cena says exactly the same thing.
He said those things are why the fans boo Cena, which is true. Nobody is booing Cena because they disagree with his views (which is what Cena initially said).
Cena is also taking another break hence why the match is happening at No Mercy. But he is expected to come back on Smackdown and beat Jinder. So we stuck with Jinder as champ for a few more months sadly.
Brock will not be defending the title again this year after No Mercy. Idea scenario would be for Heyman to turn on Brock and go with Braun. But seems Vince is insistent on Brock vs Roman for Wrestlemania next year.
So looks like they'd have nothing for Joe, who'd be perfect on Smackdown. Roode looking likely he's a face, Smackdown lacks any credible heels. Jinder is a joke champion. KO and Rusev have been booked poorly. Corbin is a joke. They could turn Orton because he is so boring as a face. But his matches will be the same.