So, I'm watching RAW, and Cena is shocked that the Big Show would punch him in the face?
Does he not remember the 83923 times they've fought each other? I mean, if Show was to turn on any face currently in the company, it wouldn't be too much of a shock since he's flip flopped from face to heel as much as just about anyone, but Cena in particular has to be on the short list of current faces he hates, right? Top 5 for certain.
Ace's scooter is fantastic.
Cena vs Show is just the definition of filler most of the time. Nothing against either guy, but it seems like whenever they can't think of something to do with Show and Cena, they just plop them into a feud for a month or two before moving Cena on to a new threat.
Still, this should be a fun storyline and Show really brought some great intensity to his promo. If he can keep this up, this could be some more great work from him after a few months of less than spectacular work following some of his best work of his career during the Henry/Show/Bryan stuff at the end of last year and early this year.
Cena's reaction to Otunga was great. Otunga having confidence in himself worked, even if we all knew how this would play out. I wish we'd get this Cena more often (as has been said many many times over the last few years). It was nice to see him not smiling during the match, or really at all after Show's promo. Good job of matching intensity.
Cena when he gets intense in the ring can be really fun to watch. I like the way he destroyed Otunga and held the hold on after the bell, something we haven't seen from him in a long time but that he was great at many years ago when he was more of an asshole.
The jobber attack was good, but it still feels odd to me to see Shamus saving guys like Cena or Orton. It just feels like not enough time has passed since their feuds and there's no real change to Shamus that should make him want to save certain guys, even if he's now a face. In fact, that's a lot of what I think works about the Orton/Shamus dynamic over the last couple weeks. They should attack each other, since they are both assholes. But whatever, it worked to set up the match they wanted for later and they want these two to be top faces of their respective shows so whatever.
A nice start to the show.