Hottest start to a Monday Night Raw that I can remember in years. The show opening brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena was shocking and physical. These two wasted no time verbally lambasting the other and 'passed go' and went right to the smashmouth, literally, aspect of the rivalry. Lesnar has 'it' and his presence is stark/sobering. When the former WWE and UFC champion makes his way to the ring, all eyes are on him.
Brodus Clay has something special as well. Is he a traditional, big man ala a One Man Gang or a Vader? Of course not. But Clay can entertain and his desire to be a star has been evident for quite some time. His knowledge of the history of the business is impressive which, to me, translates to respect. Plus, don't judge a book by its colorful cover as Clay has legit toughness and comes from a world that few of us would want to visit.
Cody Rhodes may have lost the IC Title at WM28 to the imposing Big Show but make no mistake about it that the youngest of the Rhodes, wrestling family is one of the building blocks that WWE will utilize for years to come. There is no limit to how great Rhodes can be if he stays healthy and continues to evolve. Cody's DNA and his stellar amateur background in Georgia serves him well.