Raw got started with a bang Monday night as Ryback drove an ambulance into the arena just 24 hours after his hellacious “last man standing” match and challenged WWE champion John Cena to an ambulance match next month at “Payback.” The beast even went so far as to say that he would drive Cena straight to the morgue after the match. Although the Cenation leader did not make an appearance to accept the challenge, it can safely be assumed that the match will happen.
Personally I am already tired of the Ryback versus Cena angle and can’t wait for its conclusion. The way WWE is creating the storyline is just dreadful and predictable. We all know Cena will rise above all doubt at Payback and throw Ryback into the ambulance for the win. I know this not because I’m psychic, but because I know if Cena doesn’t win, all the little Cena fans will riot.
Ryback is an excellent superstar and an even better heel. How he does not already hold title gold around his waist is a mystery I will never be able to solve. If WWE wants to build a believable angle maybe start with not focusing so much time on getting the Shield over and focus more time on building up Ryback as a champion.
The best way to play out this storyline with Ryback and Cena is to honestly have Cena lose at “Payback” and take a few months to recover. The victory will put Ryback completely over, having beaten the best in the business, and allow him to become what he truly is, the future of this company.
Speaking of future superstars of the WWE, Paul Heyman announced his new client Monday night to be Curtis Axel (formerly Michael Mcgillicutty). Axel is the grandson of Larry “The Axe” Henning, and the son of the legendary superstar “Mr. Perfect” Curt Henning. The superstar’s debut didn’t come without controversy as he soon found himself staring down a beaten and battered Triple H who was looking for a fight after his loss to Brock Lesnar the night before.
Triple H cut a little promo stating he wanted to get his hands on Heyman for his involvement in Triple H’s steel cage match the night before at “Extreme Rules.” Not liking The Game’s attitude towards his boss, Axel quickly stepped between the two stating “if he wanted to talk to Heyman he would have to go through him.” The game quickly embarrassed Axel by knocking him on his butt with just one slap to the face.
Triple H was in no mood for games challenging the one time tag team champion to a match later in the night. Curtis accepted the challenge in what I thought would be one of the biggest pushes for a rebranded superstar of all time. Unfortunately like most of my predictions I was horribly wrong
Before the match Triple H was seen backstage talking to security who warned him that the doctor didn’t think he should wrestle tonight. The Game responded by saying if Dr. Sampson doesn’t clear him, he can seek employment elsewhere.
The match itself was a blur of crappy grapple holds and a few meager punches. Curtis did manage to best the Game with some punches in the corner mostly targeting the injured head of Triple H. In the end, Triple H went to ringside and asked for water while trying to catch his breath. As medical personnel checked on him he struggled to speak and started to slur his words.
When the medics were done evaluating Triple H, he tried to reenter the ring but fell straight to the floor where he was further evaluated by medical personnel. Ultimately Axel would win the match by count out as Raw went off the air.
With countless other superstars to put over and give another chance at main event status I struggle to think why WWE would pick Michael Mgillicutty to rebrand. The man only held one title in his life, and has been a jobber for most of his career in the WWE. A win over The Game certainly makes for an interesting storyline heading into next week, but they could have at least given this guy a better push. Not that he really deserves it.
It really angers me to see real talent passed up while WWE focuses on meager talent like Curtis. Daniel Bryan has spent a year without singles competition gold around his waist and he usually receives the biggest fan reaction every week. Zack Ryder can connect with any audience he wrestles in front of and he still is just a senseless jobber going nowhere. Why not give him a chance in the main event with a veteran like Triple H?
What do you think of the proposed ambulance match between John Cena and Ryback at Payback? Has the John Cena storyline become too predictable? Does Curtis Axel deserve the push he is receiving? Let me know in the comments below.
Raw results by match
Chris Jericho and the Miz defeated Wade Barrett and Fandango by making Barrett tap out to the figure four leg lock while Fandango danced like a moron with Summer Rae.
Sheamus Defeated Titus O’Neil with white noise pinning him for the win.
Big E. Langston defeated Alberto Del Rio with his signature move the “Big ending”. Aj lee served as a distraction by rolling Del Rio’s sweat bucket across the ring while Langston poked Del Rio in the eye.
AJ Lee defeated Layla by submission locking in the black widow.
Cody Rhodes defeated Zack Ryder with Cross Rhodes for the pin after the match Ryback attacked Ryder nailing him with a meat hook clothesline and shellshock before putting him in the back of a ambulance and driving off with Long Island Ice Z inside.
The shield defeats Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston hitting Kane with a spear for the win.
Randy Orton defeats Jack Swagger with a “RKO” for the pin.
Curtis Axel defeated Triple H after Triple H couldn’t get back to the ring to continue the match.