Monday, July 21, 2014

The Battleground Main Event

The Fatal 4-Way Match at Battleground was pretty solid.  The thing that hampered it in my opinion was the fact that a Cena win seemed like a foregone conclusion.  Not because of the "Cena Wins LOL" meme, but because The Authority's Plan C seems to lead us to Lesnar/Cena at SummerSlam. 

Honestly, I've got no issue with that match.  It's a reasonably fresh matchup, makes sense and should be a lot of fun.  Now someone on WCMB this morning tossed out the worst scenario which is Cena defeating Brock the Conqueror.  THAT would be a mistake in my mind regardless what the people who cry about "part-timers" think.

Anyhow, back to the topic at hand I enjoyed last night's main in spite of the perceived inevitability of a Cena win.  The near falls worked well in large part due to the camera angles.  Roman Reigns was showcased and looked like the legitimate star he is and will continue to be.  The highlight for me was Roman countering the 5 Knuckle Shuffle with a Superman Punch.  The way the announcers sold Roman's disappointment after the match was excellent as well.  It was a way to keep the spotlight on him even in a loss. 

I was traveling so I didn't get to see all of the show last night, but that main event was pretty legit.  Had they decided to put the belt on Reigns I would have marked out I will admit.  I wasn't expecting it, but I kept hoping that maybe they would.  Reigns has plenty of time though so there's no need to rush. 

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