Thoughts of a Pleb: The John Cena Effect

John Cena. The most divisive WWE superstar of the last decade, possibly even longer than that, but undoubtedly the top guy in the company over that time. This article won’t be looking at whether he’s good or bad or anything like that. No, this article is about how John Cena is used in relation to others.

I’m not gonna lie, this was inspired by his match with Cesaro last night on Raw. I’ve only actually seen the last 5 minutes of it (video below), but if it really was as good as everything I’m reading says it was, and if the rest of it lived up to those last 5 minutes, then it was one hell of a match. I saw things from both guys that I’ve never seen them do before, which is always a sign that the wrestlers are pulling out all the stops to make it as good as possible.

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WWE Battleground Predictions

Another predictions column? Are we sure? It doesn’t feel that long since the last one. That’s probably because it isn’t, but due to WWE’s scheduling geniuses here we are again! I’m going to attempt to keep this one short because I’m kinda getting bogged down in some uni work, so let’s get to it! Continue reading WWE Battleground Predictions

Who will win the World Heavyweight Championship Money In The Bank Ladder Match?

This is the second of my columns focusing on the Money In The Bank matches this Sunday. The first was my assessment of each competitor in the All-Stars match’s chance of winning. This will follow the same structure, but will focus on the World Heavyweight Championship MitB match. Here we go! Continue reading Who will win the World Heavyweight Championship Money In The Bank Ladder Match?

Thoughts of a Pleb: Raw1000, CM Punk and more!

I haven’t written anything about the recent momentous Raw until now because I was deliberately holding off until I saw this week’s Raw to put it into perspective and see how certain story lines progressed. I do have some thoughts on the event, as seen below… Continue reading Thoughts of a Pleb: Raw1000, CM Punk and more!

Plebeian Point of View: Who Will Win The Money In The Bank Matches?

July 15th. WWE Money In The Bank. The day everything suddenly becomes so unpredictable.

Just look at last year’s event. 2 days before the show, Smackdown’s MitB winner Daniel Bryan lost to fellow match participant Cody Rhodes on Smackdown. And the WWE Title match was an enthralling battle from the moment Punk sat down on Raw with a microphone. Granted Alberto was practically guaranteed to win, but there was still a question over whether or not he would cash in on the same night.

This year, for the first time, the matches will be interpromotional – superstars from both brands will compete in each match, and the briefcase will represent a title instead of a brand. Another change for this year is that only former WWE Champions can take part in the WWE Championship Money In The Bank match. I would expect more men to be added to the WWE Title MitB match (perhaps Rey Mysterio or The Miz), while more qualifying matches for the World Title MitB match have been announced for next week’s shows. We already know 9 of the men who will compete though, so here are my thoughts on the chances of each man in the hunt for a briefcase, starting with the World Title MitB. Continue reading Plebeian Point of View: Who Will Win The Money In The Bank Matches?