John Laurinaitis def. John Cena RALEIGH, N.C. — John Laurinatis was done for. Beaten and battered by an intensely focused John Cena in a match where the megalomaniacal General Manager’s career was on the line, Mr. Laurinaitis was smashed with a steel chair, sprayed by a fire extinguisher and clobbered with the ring bell as he struggled to flee the challenge before him. The executive looked to be only a three-count away from finding himself on the unemployment line when something big happened.
Shocking the WWE fans crammed into Raleigh’s PNC Arena, the mighty Big Show stormed into the ring and aided the man who fired him on Monday night in a way the WWE Universe never expected to see. Had The World’s Largest Athlete not changed the clear outcome of this bout, the landscape of WWE would look a lot different right now. Instead, Big Show paved the way to victory for Laurinaitis, who had ruthlessly targeted Cena several weeks before their WWE Over the Limit showdown. At Extreme Rules, the General Manager sicked the unpredictable Brock Lesnar on the Cenation leader, and the night after that historic and tortuous brawl, the executive recruited the dangerous Lord Tensai to aid him in a vicious attack on Cena. The ambush damaged Cena’s already injured left arm and emboldened a crazed Laurinaitis.