(Speaking of Minneapolis, as a Met fan, thanks for Johan Santana and there is no return policy.)
Watching the Rumble at my buddy Ed’s house, I heard a legitimate monster pop for the surprise of the night, John Cena. For the kids at Ed’s house, they were thrilled and I have to admit to a goosebump or two popping up at the sight and sound of a truly good surprise.
Fast forward to Raw… a true “WTF” moment… Cena comes out and wants WrestleMania now against Orton and then settles for a shot at No Way Out instead. What happened to the winner of the Rumble facing the champion of his choice at Mania? That kills the stip and makes Cena look like a bigger idiot than the Minnesota Twins GM for trading Santana for an unproven outfielder, two back-end starters and some guy never past A ball.
Why would Cena rehab like crazy to get his shot at No Way Out? Yes, the company needs buys in February but what happened? I wonder if the company has soured on Randy Orton as champ because here’s the way I see it.
Cena over Orton, Triple H over in the Chamber. Cena vs Triple H at Mania. Certainly more “better-er” than Orton vs whomever. Off the gas now, Randy looks so pedestrian… hardly larger than life. Randy should take what Batista’s on because the Animal is massive.
Why didn’t Jeff Hardy win at the Rumble if that’s the case? If the WWE has soured on Orton, why not Jeff? Because Cena was coming back and it’s more important to have Hunter in a big match at Mania than Jeff Hardy. This is one time where I can see the logic if indeed Hunter McMahon used power and influence to worm his way into the Mania main event.
Don’t be shocked in Raw’s main event from the night after the Rumble shapes future creative events. I could see JBL and Orton teaming up down the road. I got a great vibe from their chemistry and at this point, I think both need something and that might just be each other.
Like the Mets and Johan, both needed something and that’s each other!