First, I am sorry and with all apologies to the MITB participants of what was the main event…the Cena beating should have been in the final segment. That’s a beating that, when you have the members of The Club standing over a broken Cena? You fade out. Boom. Show over. It’s a bad spot for it at 10pm, even if WWE was aiming to avoid losing viewers to the big game 7.
Second? The last time Cena took such a beating from a group, or at least the one that really jumps to my mind, was Cena getting laid out by Nexus (also, a main event segment). But this is cause for concern, because we all know how that wound up. Cena didn’t put Nexus over in the long run, and what could have been a lengthy run for a young heel stable fizzled out too fast. Now, the majority of the guys involved in that group are out of WWE, which is not exactly how we pictured things going.
So, I beg of John Cena: do not kill, do not bury The Club.
Now, in all honesty, I don’t think there’s a big chance for that to happen here. Nexus were rookies, and for them, to be suddently thrust into a main event opportunity, you just grab that and run with it. AJ, Anderson and Gallows are not rookies. They are as experienced as Cena is, so they know how to deal with booking and are likely savvy enough to stand up to any bad booking.
But, if in a few months, Cena has gone over The Club and none of it’s founding (in WWE) trio is amounting to much? Then I reserve the right to revisit this and hold it against Cena. He’s buried his fair share, he needs not bury this group!