Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Big Show's "firing" on RAW

Jason Powell of DOT said the following in his WWE RAW Hitlist:
Big Show and John Laurinaitis: Big Show gets a "Hit" for his performance. He's like a seven-foot Tommy Dreamer in that he can now cry on command. However, the segment overstayed its welcome. Show also lost something later in the night when John Cena essentially dared Laurinaitis to fire him too. If Cena isn't threatened by Laurinaitis's power, then why is Big Show? I understand that Cena is the top guy in the company, but it still made Show look weak. I assume this angle had to be done to set up something for the pay-per-view. I just hope it's not as predictable as the scenario I mentioned above (and in the Cena vs. Laurinaitis stipulations story I ran after the show last night).
We also discussed this on A1 and everyone seems to agree that this segment had promise and went off the rails.  To me, the crowd began to really get behind Show at one point.  His acting was solid and I had no issue with that.  What started to sink this was the length of the segment.  Actually, I don't even know if the segment was that long, but it got repetitive.  I was ready for them to crap or get off the pot basically. 

Once Big Show had illustrated how much WWE meant to him and still refused to get on his knees for John Laurinaitis, you had a great face moment.  Then things got really screwed up.  After all of that, Big Show finally broke down and begged for his job.  That was the moment when all that good babyface heat he gained was gone.  At that point it was just a segment that went on too long and had a crap payoff.

What is worse is what Powell is alluding to above.
Wasn't it odd that Cena was so happy go lucky after Laurinaitis fired a blubbering Big Show? I suppose that could be by design if they want to give the sobbing Show some justification for helping Laurinaitis on Sunday (remember he's no longer under contract).
That is also the way I think they will go.  You now have motivation for a Big Show heel turn as he has "no choice" but to help Big Johnny take out John Cena at Over the Limit.  Part of my issue with that is I have zero interest in this match at Over The Limit in the first place.  Now you've fired Big Show to possibly get that over?  BS in my opinion.

As always, let's see where it goes, but I thought that segment was much stronger before they punked out Big Show.