It was a terrible promo but what the hell were they expecting? I know they wanted to set up a brawl in the ring (which i think is a stupid decision as well) but damn you send John Cena out there to announce that he is going to win the Royal Rumble?
Even for those of us who don't have high standards for a Cena promo, this was brutal. Someone in the head office needs to pull him aside and say "Really, John - you're not funny. Not even a little bit. Move on."
I'll be the first Rock homer to say that, the only thing that saved the Rock promo earlier that night, was the blood. Shield put a big question mark on if Rock can win the title.
It was good in the fact he got serious and treated Punk like he was a legitimate threat, and not just spouting catchphrases. He stepped up and managed to match Punk's confidence and intensity and really sold the match.
1. CM Punk (1)
2. Dolph Ziggler (3)
3. The Shield (9)
4. Alberto Del Rio (4)
5. The Rock (2)
John Cena ranked at #10 this week after taking the #5 spot last week. ESPN wrote the following about John Cena's promo on Raw.
This man used to be money on the mic, but his promo on Raw was seriously one of the most ridiculous, time-wasting experiences I've sat through in years. Curious to know whether his writers are really this out of touch, or if Cena actually thinks he's being funny.
I didn't see the show as it happened, I DVR'd it, thank God. I fast forwarded through most of Cena's promo.
His only excuse can be that it was written for him, and if it was he should've been wise enough to say "this is crap. I'm not saying this."